Steven Buckler's mixed media landscape paintings stand out for their rich colour and depth; manoeuvring a loose and expressive style to portray nature in all its glory and with an unapologetic honesty. As opposed to romanticising the world around us, Steven looks to honour the forgotten, the crumbling and the obsolete. The artist laces deep earthy tones and raw and turbulent textures with hope and light, hinting at resolution. His animation background edges into his work too, with ink, charcoal and varnish on paper and paint dressing his pieces with a noticeably graphic touch and there is frequently something in the composition and framing of the work that creates a tension and teasingly hints at a concealed narrative: has something just happened? Or is about to?
Steven has enjoyed several successful solo exhibitions and has shown work with The Royal Scottish Academy, The South West Academy of Fine Art and the St. Ives Society of Artists. He has illustrated a number of books, the most recent being Song For The Forgotten by Cornish author Natasha Carthew and published by National Trust Books.