Steve Rogers has loved boats and water all his life. Not only does he paint boats, but he also builds them in ship model form. He is a nationally recognized ship model builder, has written five books on the subject, teaches at the Woodenboat School in Maine, and won a certificate of commendation at the year 2000 Modelbuilders Competition at the Mariners Museum in Newport News, Va. Steve is also a signature member of the American Society of Marine Artists.
Although model building and fine art would seem unrelated, each supports and enhances the other. Understanding construction methods, thinking in three dimensions, and working from blueprints and photographs allows Steve to visualize the boats and ships that become the subjects of his paintings.
Steve works primarily in acrylics and paints traditional working craft. These are not pampered fiberglass yachts, but hard-bitten and over-worked oystermen, crabbers, and menhaden steamers. His paintings capture the toughness and durability of everyday working boats and the sheer beauty and stark terror of the weather and waters they work in.
Steve is the recipient of the 2005 Established Artist Fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts. He has been honored with the title "Master" in the 2015 Delaware By Hand Masters Exhibition. In addition to the Peninsula Gallery, he is represented by Delaware and the Art of the Sea Gallery in South Thomaston, Maine as well as the Gallery 1683 in Annapolis, Maryland.
The artwork pictured here is a representation of this artist's work. We aim to display only pieces that are currently in the gallery, though some may have been sold. If you are interested in purchasing a particular piece by this artist, please call the gallery at (302) 645-0551.