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Steve Ferretti

Artist Statement

My art is a visual record of personal exploration and growth. I express mood and perspective of my world to capture transient moments of time, place and thought. Abstraction is a personal visual expression with the unique ability to connect in a manner individual to each viewer. I consider a successful painting one that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also presents my viewers with a unique visual perspective whether the piece be abstract or representational in style. Sometimes my intent is clearly defined before I begin a painting, other times I begin blindly and allow my intuition to lead me along an uncharted path. My art evolves as I evolve over time – never wanting to be static.

About Steve

In 2016 he left the design profession after a successful career as an exhibit designer and creative director in Washington DC. Over the course of Steve’s professional design career he provided comprehensive strategic planning, content development and design for exhibits and branded environments throughout the United States for government, non-profit and corporate clients. He holds a BS degree in environmental design from the Philadelphia University of the Arts.

Steve now focus entirely on painting in his home studio in Richmond, Virginia. The majority of his current works are abstract acrylics and watercolor paintings. Steve’s work has been exhibited throughout the Richmond area including Crossroads Art Center, Artworks, Capital One Bank, Uptown Gallery, Downtown Hilton Hotel, Glen Allen Cultural Art Center and Project Space@Plant Zero.

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Part 6 - Steve Ferretti: Studio Visit

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'Night Vision,' , Acrylic on Canvas by Steve Ferretti

Night Vision
20 x 20 inches
Acrylic on Canvas

'Vortex,' , Acrylic on Canvas by Steve Ferretti

21 x 21 inches
Acrylic on Canvas

'Lines of Sight,' , Acrylic on Canvas by Steve Ferretti

Lines of Sight
20 x 20 inches
Acrylic on Canvas

'Flash Point,' , Acrylic on Canvas by Steve Ferretti

Flash Point
20 x 20 inches
Acrylic on Canvas

'Green or Gone,' , Acrylic / Mixed Media on Panel, by Steve Ferretti

Green or Gone
24 x 24 inches
Acrylic / Mixed Media on Panel


Artspace is located at 2833-A Hathaway Rd., Richmond, VA 23225 in the Stratford Hills Shopping Center.
Gallery hours: Tuesday through Sunday, Noon to 4pm - Open to the Public
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