As president of local mechanical contracting firm Harrell-Fish Inc., Steve Dawson might seem an unlikely artist. But after a mountain-biking accident left him with a broken arm and four months of convalescence, he decided to take an art class.
Primarily a landscape painter, Dawson frequently works alla prima (spontaneously) and en plein air (outdoors).
“There is something deep within us that bonds inseparably with our natural world,” Dawson says. “Bringing that connection to life for others to experience is the essence of landscape painting.”