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Steven Patterson

Steven Patterson

Steven Patterson was born in 1966 in Sydney, Australia into the family-owned artist paint company Derivan (the oldest educational and professional artists' acrylic paint manufacturer in Australia.) Steven was always surrounded by the artistic pursuits of the family business. From an early age he showed great interest in art, and this remained with him throughout his schooling. His work was chosen to be exhibited in touring school shows both at primary and high school levels. On leaving school in 1983, Steven joined Matisse Derivan where he learnt the art of formulating and making paint whilst studying chemistry. Learning the technical side of this medium and being involved with the development of new products exposed Steven to many varied and interesting techniques, many of which he employs in his art practice today. From 1990-1993, on a search for inspiration and a change, Steven moved to Canberra, supplementing his income by sketching houses for real estate advertising. In 1993 he rejoined Matisse Derivan and has travelled widely in Australia, Europe, North America and Asia promoting and demonstrating the company's products, studying the local art, and collecting material for his own work. Steven's art education includes studying courses at the National Art School in Sydney, Julian Ashton's Art School, Australian Airbrush, and Waverley Woollahara Art School — where he has also taught and is on the board of directors. Steven is represented in private and corporate collections in Australia, America, Canada, England, France, Korea, Scotland and Switzerland.

About Color Mixing in Acrylics

Join Steven Patterson for a fun and exciting Free Video Art Lesson on color mixing.

About Dry Media

Join Australian artist Steve Patterson for an informative demonstration on how to add Ma...

About Facepaint

Steve Patterson shows you how to use Derivans Face and Body Paint by creating a mask on assist...

About Liquid Pencil

Learn how to use the revolutionary rewettable Matisse Liquid Pencil with a brush in this...

About Marbling: Black in Acrylics

Join Steven Patterson for a fun and exciting Free Video Art Lesson on marbling using Matisse D...

About Marbling: White in Acrylics

Join Steven Patterson for a fun and exciting Free Video Art Lesson demonstrating marbling usin...

About Mix-Ins: Dry Mediums and Binders in Acrylics

Join Steven Patterson for an informative Free Video Art Lesson on using different dry mediums ...

About Photo Image Transferring in Acrylics

Join Steven Patterson for a fun and exciting Free Video Art Lesson on transferring photographi...

About Polymer Varnish in Acrylics

Join Steven Patterson for a fun and exciting Free Video Art Lesson on using Matisse Derivans P...

About Surface Preparation In Acrylics

Join Steven Patterson for an informative Free Video Art Lesson on different kinds of surface p...

About Varnishing in Acrylics

Steve Patterson demonstrates differences between Matisses Polymer Gloss Varnish and Satin Varn...

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