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The Collector's Gallery - Fine Canadian Art

Steve Coffey
December 3rd, 2011 - December 31, 2011
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Steve Coffey has been an integral part of the western Canadian art and music scene for many
years. He has curated traveling exhibitions, created large-scale public sculptures, taught college,
and conducted many workshops and art residencies. His far-flung travels have taken him to
places such as London, England and he has exhibited in Poznan City, Poland. Of the art in these
major centers (along with favorites Berlin and Amsterdam), he speaks of being "visually
exhausted and spiritually inspired" and he recalls the longing to return to the "intricate nuances
and swirling beauty" of the Canadian landscape. He notes such influences as The Group Of
Seven, Emily Carr and Alex Colville to name a few.

After finishing his formal training in 1990 (University of Regina, Master of Fine Arts.) Steve
practiced formalism as a metal sculptor in Edmonton & Central Alberta. Eventually he gave in to
his love of drawing and representation and was seduced by the immediacy and challenges of oil
paint. He began exploring the medium full time in 1995.
Steve has exhibited extensively and his paintings can be found in numerous private and public
collections throughout North America and Europe.

He is also a well-known western Canadian singer-songwriter with a number of recordings that
have received critical acclaim. He and his band "The Lokels" perform regularly and can be heard
on the radio airwaves from commercial to college to frequencies in between. He has also dabbled
in films, one of which was purchased by the arts and entertainment channel Bravo in 2007.
Steve makes his home in Vulcan, Alberta with his partner Barbara and their two daughters Lydia
and Grace.