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Steven Parton

Mr. Parton is a painter and educator who divides his time between Manhattan and his Westport, CT studio.  The School Arts League of New York awarded him a full scholarship to attend the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He paints in oils and acrylics in a traditional renaissance manner to give his subjects as much richness as possible. This is an indirect method, building up a monochrome grisaille underpainting over which he gradually adds color with both transaprent glazes and full bodied color. This method offers tonal variations impossible with other painting methods. A career as an illustrator and designer for books, magazines, films, television and Broadway musicals evolved into that of a painter. His work includes: Simple Gifts, A Memory of Christmas, and Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth, for PBS, Reds, for Paramount Pictures, Woman of the Year and Meet Me in St. Louis for Broadway, titles for the films of Sidney Lumet, and many programs for HBO and MTV. He is on the faculty of the Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, CT and the Westport School District. He teaches classes in drawing, watercolor, oils, and acrylics. He also holds classes in...Read More