Local artist Steve Duprey has recently been chosen as Featured Artist of the Month (for January) at the online art supply outlet Blick Art Materials.
Blick Art Materials is the largest and oldest provider of art supplies in the United States. The international site features a new artist's work each month.
Duprey has been painting in his head for well over 30 years but is relatively new to the world of brush on canvas. He started on Christmas of 2010 when his wife Cindy gave him all the supplies he needed to begin. It's been quite an adventure since then. He paints quickly and several times a week. People have compared his rapid painting style to that of television's Bob Ross. He posts his speed paintings on YouTube.
Duprey has found that landscapes, specifically trees, are his thing and, after only a year of the art show circuit, has been dubbed "The Tree Guy". His love of that particular form drives most of his work. When not painting, Steve teaches communications at Finger Lakes Community College and directs the Newark High School theatre program. He's also well known in the Geneva area for his directing work with the Geneva Theatre Guild.
He resides in Upstate New York with his wife Cindy and their two children, Kate and Ben.
Duprey is well known in the area for his distinctive paintings of landscapes. For more information on the artist and his artwork, see www.dupreyart.com.