I am a freelance writer and photographer from Sydney who has now had five books published on fishing. I also write for the NSW Fishing Monthly, Visit the Shire, Fisho App & Tackle Tactics.
I also like to travel and experience new things to do.
Larger than life paintings
I find that nothing is better than having a few art pieces hanging up in one's house or workplace, as it seems to brighten up my day. Personally, I have a liking to landscapes, both in oils and in watercolours.
Turbulence thru the Narrows - Bents Basin, Upper Nepean. Image courtesy of Steve Jannar.
Once again, Steve will be having a solo exhibition of paintings at Bankstown Arts Centre from the 6th November to the 12th December, with an "Artist's Talk" from 6.30-7.30pm on Thursday night 14th November.
Comet Inn (1879), Hartley Vale, Blue Mtns by Steve Jannar.
The title of the show is 'Sydney Milieu', which is just an exotic name for Sydney and its surrounds focus on Sydney Harbour, the Royal National Park and the Blue Mountains. One of Steve's passions is large paintings and he is particularly pleased to be showcasing some of his larger paintings for everyone to see.
Towards Blue Lake from Devil's Coach House, Jenolan Caves by Steve Jannar.
There are about 25 paintings on show, including part of a Blue Mountains series which he has been working on for the last couple of years and 5 & 6m long paintings of a raging brook in the Royal National Park & Salt Pan Creek boatsheds respectively.
The images below show some paintings of the Blue Mountains collection and also the RNP raging brook painting - most making their debut appearance to the public.
Steve Jannar is a Sydney-based artist who is essentially a figurative painter and his earlier period was very much influenced by the Heidelberg School of Australian Impressionists, in particular by Streeton, Roberts & Conder and in more recent times by Sydney Long.
Being an architect had contributed to the fact that many of his earlier works included the built environment in the Australian vernacular. Since 2008, he has returned to painting in acrylic paint rather than oil, painting on a larger scale and freeing up his style - resulting in more dramatic works with greater impact.
Grand Canyon (Blackheath), Blue Mtns III by Steve Jannar.
Steve has exhibited in and around Sydney for many years and is also represented in overseas collections. Most of his paintings in recent years have been 'waterscapes' - finding the element of water to be a visual magnet that most people are drawn to as a preferred object of view.
Having 'water' as a common theme in his paintings makes Sydney a wonderful base from which to work, especially with a focus on Sydney Harbour, the Hawkesbury & Nepean Rivers, Port Hacking and the Royal National Park.
Old Pipe Salad, Cockatoo Is, Sydney by Steve Jannar.
One of the solo exhibitions Steve held back in Jan/Feb 2015 was at the Hazelhurst Gallery in the Sutherland Shire where I attended to see his paintings that focused on Wattamolla Beach and the nearby areas of the Royal National Park. They were brilliant!