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About Steven Nakamura

Steven Nakamura SEPTEMBER 13 &14
CASTORO CELLARS BEAVERSTOCK!

Featured Artist: Steven (Seizo) Nakamura
Dates: Saturday, Sept. 13th and Sunday the 14th.
Steven will be on location creating artwork for the Beaverstock event! In the morning he will be at the tasting room creating unique wine paintings. In the evening he will be at the concert capturing the event and energy with pastels on unfinished wood panels.

Link to get tickets to the concert: http://www.castorocellars.com/Beaverstock

UPCOMING EVENT
Castoro Cellars: Featured Artist for month of May 2015. Steve will be on site creating unique art on Wine Festival Weekend. Details to follow as we get closer.


Studio: Ancient Vine Studio, location Long Beach California
Website: http://steven-nakamura.artistwebsites.com/
Gallery and winery hours can be found at www.CastoroCellars.com events



Steven Seizo Nakamura is a California based artist who just opened his new art studio, “Ancient Vine Studio”, in Long Beach. “Ancient Vines” has come to fruition through a period of growth, struggle, life changes, lack of sleep, and amazing friends. Let the piece “Songs from the Red Violin” excite your imagination and glimpse the complex colors that have evolved from using Red Wine as a medium. Let us take you on a journey through the beauty of pastels and wine.

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 wine making.


When S. Seizo 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 wine making.

I am a fine art painter with a background in illustration. I am a thinking painter and my paintings are complex puzzles that I have solved or the beginning of solutions I am currently working on. My work tells stories and there are often multiple meanings or hidden themes to be discovered. Ink, is my favorite material to paint with because as in life "there are no take backs". I enjoy all water media and have a special place in my heart for Oil painting. I take special delight in discovering materials that many overlook. The Colors Of Wine is a reminder that things enjoy many meanings and that like us, is unique.I hope that you will enjoy discovering them and be able to love them as your own.
I am currently working from a studio in Costa Mesa, California. My focus is currently with figure paintings and nudes. It is a shifting ethereal moment that is gone even as you look at it. It is one of the most complex and difficult things that any painter can master. Enjoy my journey as I share it with you. I welcome your feedback- ideas and feelings which connect you to my artwork.
Seizo~

The photos of me are from my photographer wife's camera as she follows me around early in the mornings.