Hart, Steven - Artist
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Location: Toronto, Canada
Originally from Scotland, I immigrated to Canada in 2014. I taught Art and Design in Scottish Further Education colleges for over 22 years. In that time I experimented with many different techniques, mediums and styles, refining my skills to produce many portrait commissions for private clients, family and friends.
I started experimenting with the layering of my work and the inclusion of photo montage and collage a few years ago as I wanted my art works to be more than just simple portraits, and as different as possible from other artist's work. I want each piece I create to really tell the story of the person’s life. Most of my new portrait works are created at quite a large scale and take many, many hours to complete as every single image in my complex and colourful background collages is cut out and pieced together by hand. In my portraits I use a wide variety of mediums including pencil, colour pencil, fine-line pen, graphic marker, acrylic paint, inks and cut and layered paper. I am heavily influenced by music, movies, sports, advertising, graphic novels, comic books, iconography and the Pop Art masters.