Steven specializes in techniques that utilize Red Wine as a medium. He studied fine art and illustration at CSUN and has competed in several Plein Air competitions in Southern California. In 2009, Steven was enjoying an elegant meal and a glass of fine wine from Paso Robles with his wife, on their Lake Forest balcony. Steven, a Trader Joe's wine specialist, began describing this wine as "dark and inky." His wife Chris, asked what does that mean? Steven walked into his art studio and placed a brush into his wine glass and began the first strokes of his art career.
"Colors of Wine”, is a personal art journey and story. I explore the flavors of wine through it's complex pigmentation and concentration. The wine becomes as much of the story telling process as the subject and the artist. It is a passion for exploration and for living life, holding special memories and now a way to share them." Steven invites you enjoy his artwork with a splash of wine.
When Steven Nakamura began experimenting with the possibility of 'Fine Wine' as a medium for art, he was drawn to the brilliant colors of this organic staining compound. The paintings had a life of their own that was a continuation of the grape to the bottle to the painting. These paintings are alive with all of the subtle variations that you would expect from the uniqueness of each grape varietal, and style of winemaking.
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