SOUTHWEST HARBOR – Philip Steel will give a talk about creativity at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Tuesday evening, May 5, 5:30.
Creativity can be defined as both the art and the science of thinking, and behaving with both subjectivity and objectivity. It is a combination of feeling and knowing, of alternating back and forth between what we sense and what we already know. Creative solutions are not those which just “work”, but are those which lead, inspire, and provoke.
Many of us studied creative writing, art, and music in school or in college but found we had to earn a living and take a practical job. Some of us are finding we now have time to return to our creative side. Mr. Steel has taught watercolor painting for over 20 years to many people in this category. “I find it amazing and gratifying how many are able to resume their creative endeavors again where they left off when they were in their twenties. Many have become very good painters,” says Mr. Steel.Mr. Steel will talk about various ways one can best bring forth creative thoughts and ideas. He will show about 15 images to illustrate his message. Philip has gained world recognition as an artist. His work is in many corporate and private collections throughout North America, the Orient, and Europe. His numerous watercolor awards include The National George Gray Medal and the Silver Brush Award in the Florida Watercolor Society’s Annual Juried Show, the Sanford Award in the New England Watercolor Society’s Annual National Show, and the Gallery Award in Tallahassee Tri-State Show. He is a Signature Member of the Florida Watercolor Society, Past Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists, and a Fellow Member of the American Artist Professional League, Salmagundi Club in New York. He is listed in Who’s Who in American Art. Philip is co-author of two books and a television documentary about commercial fishermen, and has recently cartooned a golfing book with author Giva Frashier.He had a very successful award winning architectural practice for over 30 years, and as a professor taught architectural design at the University of Miami, and watercolor instruction abroad and in United States for over 20 years.Philip and his wife, Joan, live in Southwest Harbor where Joan manages the Salty Dog Gallery.
For more information, call the Library at 244-7065.