Steve Coffey

 

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(Alberta, Canada)

 

 

 

Artist/Musician

 

 

 

Education:

M.F.A – University of Regina

B.F.A. – University of Calgary

Art & Design Diploma – Red Deer College

 

Summary of work:

“My work is elemental, with a focus on nature and the forces with which humanity has to contend.  I search for a distinctive atmosphere from the immensity and grandeur of the plains to the human mark etched upon it.  With both a plaintive and expressive palette of light and movement I draw both from my past, a process I call “Memory Polaroids”, and from the present day of all that surrounds me.  My medium is oil on canvas…and a guitar.”

 

 

 

image003       Steve Coffey, The Mill, oil, 24×32, 2016

 

 

 

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image006       Steve Coffey, Moonlight Contemplate, oil, 30×40, 2016

 

 

 

image007       Steve Coffey, Growing, oil, 30×40

 

 

 

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The Song Seeing Reflection

 
 

 

image015       Steve Coffey, the ‘Seeing Reflection’ painting

 

 

 

http://www.steve-coffey.com/paint-songs-bookcd.html

 

 

 

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image019       Prairie Night Train, oil, 36 x 72

 

 

 

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Dust in the Bowl

 

 

Words & Music by Steve Coffey (copyright stevercoffeymusic)

SOCAN All Rights Reserved

 

From The Album ‘Steve Coffey PAINT SONGS’

Produced David Mockford

Film Created By A.T Funasaka for NEWLOSTWORLD

 

 

Musicians:

Clarinet, Alto Sax, Harmonies- Cedric Blary

Banjo- Matt Herne

Electric Bass, Dust in The Bowl (1:55) Baritone Electric Guitar, Harmonies- Russ Baker

Drums- Kevin Belzner

Feedback & Electric guitar- Dave Bauer

Acoustic Guitar, Singing- Steve Coffey

 

 

Lyrics: 

 

Dust in The Bowl

 

There’s something here without a soul

Pack the wagon it’s time to go

Our lungs are caked

Our scalps are baked

Our lands’ been raped

Now there’s dust in the bowl, dust in the bowl oh no.. Oh No

 

There’s something here to take it’s toll

Pack the sacks with seeds to sow

Pull up all the stakes

No time to waste It’s far too late

When there’s dust in the bowl, dust in the bowl oh no..

 

There’s dust in the bowl, dust in the bowl oh no.. Oh No

The winds were howling

When we were plowing

Our neighbors were shouting ‘A drought is a prowling’

The weather debate Did desecrate

Our real estate

 

Now there’s dust in the bowl, dust in the bowl oh no..

There’s dust in the bowl, dust in the bowl oh no..

There’s dust in the bowl, dust in the bowl oh no..

 

 

 

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image025       Late Swirl, oil, 24×36

 

 

 

image027       Farmer with Buckets, oil, 12×16

 

 

 

Biography:

 

Steve Coffey has been an integral part of the Canadian art and music scene for many years. He has curated traveling exhibitions, created large-scale public sculptures, taught college, and conducted many workshops and art residencies. After finishing his formal training in 1990 (University of Regina, Master of Fine Arts) Steve practiced formalist metal sculpture in Edmonton & Central Alberta but eventually gave in to his love of drawing and representation and was seduced by the immediacy and challenges of oil paint. He began exploring the medium full time in 1995. Steve has exhibited

extensively and his paintings can be found in numerous private and public collections throughout North America, Europe & Asia and he is represented across Canada by many well known Art Galleries. Steve’s music has received critical acclaim over the course of ten albums to date and he and his band have performed regularly and been heard on many radio airwaves over many years, from commercial to college to frequencies in between. Steve notes such figures as Tom Thompson, Emily Carr, Alex

Colville, A.Y Jackson, Bill Duma, Mike Scott, Don Van Vliet, Gordon Lightfoot and Joni Mitchell for helping define his world of art & music. Steve and his family live in the small Southern Alberta town of Vulcan.

 

Poem/film/song created by my friends (credit) NEWLOSTWORLD & myself

entitled: ‘I Just Woke Up’.

 

 

 
Representing Steve’s Work in Canada:

Assiniboia Gallery, Regina, SK

Bluerock Gallery, Black Diamond, AB

Collectors Gallery, Calgary, AB

Front Gallery, Edmonton, AB

Grant Berg Gallery, Grande Prairie, AB

Hampton Gallery, Kamloops, BC

Oceanside Art Gallery, Vancouver Island, BC

Points North Gallery, Fort McMurray, AB

Rouge Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

White Rock Gallery, White Rock, BC

Woodlands Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

Seasonal Representation & Art Consultation: Andrea Thompson Fine Art Consulting, Toronto, ON

Calgary Art Connection, Calgary, AB

Geomatic Attic Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

Gust Gallery, Waterton, AB

Ryan Fine Art Gallery, Port Carling, ON

 

 

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Contact Steve by email at stevercoffey@gmail.com

 

For further information on Steve Coffey’s music & art please visit:

WWW.STEVE-COFFEY.COM http://www.steve-coffey.com

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