Day 14: Steve

Artist Steve Canning lives in regional Victoria, and didn't let the pandemic stop him from creating new work or staying connected to his friends.
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An artist is drawing in a sketch book at a desk.

Story by Steve Canning

I’ve been an artist for 30 years.  My home is my studio.

I admire Marvel comics and create my art around these also my interest in mythology and other cultures (especially Egyptian) influences my work. I make a connection between my own experiences of everyday life, thoughts and dreams with mythology and history.

I work at Woolworths Leongatha and have been employed there for 19 years.

In 2020 the best thing was connecting with everyone on Zoom. I love it! I am in a local theatre group ‘It’s No Drama’ and we were able to connect via Zoom with my friends and community. I especially enjoyed being an Ambassador for ’21YourWay’.

In 2021 I have exhibited five paintings in the Rotary Art Show in Leongatha.  

I will be on GippslandFM 104.7 announcing on ‘Able Radio’ FTripleR and I will have a market stall at the DSV Family Fun Day selling my art! I’m really looking forward to catching up with everyone there.