Steve Chell - reflektions & abstraktions
reflektions: mixed media mirrors
Photography was Steve's artistic expression of choice,
especially abstract photography. While it remains an important
part of his creative life, he sought an additional outlet that was
new and unique. He found it in the combination of wood and
Steve combines colored mirror - bronze, gray, copper, ebony,
and blue - a variety of textured glass styles, flame-treated
copper, strips of his colorful abstract photographs, and exotic
hardwood accent pieces into his mixed media mirrors. He
uses standardized black mouldings for his frames, most of
which he builds himself.
Steve recently won first place in the Glass category of the
annual Art in the Redwoods show sponsored by Gualala Arts
with a mixed media mirror that featured a combination strip of
bronze and copper mirrors on a silver mirror base.
Mirrors range in size from 6" x 8" accent pieces to 28" x 70"
dressing mirrors. Currently, reflektions' mirrors can be seen at
The Dolphin Gallery in Gualala and the Edgewater Gallery in
abstraktions: the lens as a palette
Fascinating shapes, colors, textures, and the play of light and
dark are what Steve seeks when looking through his camera
lens. They are found in the rusted metal of a country gate, the
light beamed through a fused glass vase, even the graffiti left
on an abandoned railroad car.
They are everywhere we look. Perhaps more accurately, they
are where we rarely look. Steve points his camera at these
special places to capture the hidden beauty in their detail.
He calls it "painting a picture in pixels."
Steve's photos make an even greater impact when produced on
aluminum, a dye-infusion process that brings a unique
luminescence to the print.
His photos also are available at The Dolphin Gallery in Gualala
and the Edgewater Gallery in Fort Bragg.
About the artist: Steve's professional career included Public
Relations and Human Resources management with HP and
management communications consulting for many Silicon
Valley firms and organizations. He and his wife Carol, a
watercolor artist, moved to Gualala, CA, in 2006.
PO Box 10
Gualala, CA 95445
© copyright 2013 - all rights to the images are retained by the artist