Mid-Atlantic Marine Art by Steve Rogers
Steve Rogers paints working boats. His paintings capture the beauty of the fishing vessels, trawlers, tugs, oyster boats, skipjacks, and other marine craft found along the eastern shoreline of the United States. You can see his lifelong love of these boats, and the people who operate them, in his meticulous attention to detail and his dedication to showing the craft in their natural state. Explore the site to see Steve's paintings, to find work available for purchase, and to learn more about the passion and thoughts that motivate the creation of these remarkable, moving reflections of a reality that is steadily eroding into our history.
"Steve specializes in traditional working boats of the Chesapeake and Atlantic Maritimes as well as local and regional landscapes."
[Steve Rogers' exhibition] "The Waters Around Us presents a selection of carefully detailed, realist images of maritime subjects and views of Delaware coastal areas."
"Rogers' painting should also be viewed up-close. In a marshland scene he uses hundreds of brushstrokes, subtly blending color to put the viewer inside the landscape’s vastness."
"...the images present boats from a past of hard work and tough times. Other paintings of buildings, farmlands, and marshes, bear witness to our long farming, and seaside heritage. The artistic achievement, that is considerable, is the blending of these messages on a canvas that harnesses light and shadow to capture the dignity and pathos of these structures."