Steve Veatch
Left: Spectral Nude I
Sumi on cold press watercolor paper
22" x 14"

I want, need, love, loathe and fear people. These are the axes upon which my work turns.

I was raised on a hobby farm in a beautiful area of Colorado. You'd think that I would at least make some landscapes, but my fascination with people, their beauty, their ugliness, the effect they create on one's interior... Their creation of society, their self-destruction, destruction of others, society and the world... Their creation of themselves, others and the world.

Which is winning?

I experiment and mix medias. There is a waltz with the universe when my will engages with the will of the materials. I shepherd them and they me. I open the faucet, and what comes out is what comes out...