Like many artists who find their medium later in life, Roy Stever first sought out painting simply for the challenge of a new pursuit post-retirement. His work was informed only by a deep understanding of nature and a distinct style he would quickly find with only a board, uncut oil paints and a set of palette knives. Since then, he has worked and honed his craft under the inspiring plein air instruction of Margaret Gerding of Cape Porpoise, Maine.
Roy’s paintings capture the bold edge of nature and interpret and accentuate the wild, natural forces at work; a wind before a storm, alpine flowers exploding in color above the tree line, or the cold reality of weathered granite. His bold choice of color and instinctive mark-making are indicative of an exploratory creative process, both classical and innovative. Roy paints where he grew up and still loves to explore - any wild place, whether it be along the New England coast or amongst the rugged sections of northeast mountains.