Steven T. Westphal exhibits Early Spring Art Show at the Lewis & Clark Library

March-April 2015

Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 4 from 6 - 7 PM

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Steven T. Westphal

  • Born at Elgin, Illinois
  • Graduated Elgin High, 1973
  • Attended CSU 1973-197
  • Moved to Helena in 1981
  • Letter Carrier with the USPS for the last 24 years and presently still employed there.
  • Married to Lynn A Westphal
  • Five Children and nine Grandchildren.
Artist Statement

I am self taught, starting with charcoal drawing 40 or so years ago. That has evolved into the pastel work I do now.

Always one to get my hands dirty, pastel painting is perfect for me. I might add also, pastel is a very forgiving medium.

Over the years I have experimented with several subjects; from wildlife to still life, from landscapes to outer space, and various other tangents.

 I love contrast. I love the way light can manipulate mood, destroy darkness, and inspire imagination. Light is a main component in most of my work.

Painting challenges me and I'm always looking for a new challenge. Viewing things in a different light facilitates the creative process. I truly enjoy doing this and look forward to retiring from my “day job” so I can spend more time pursuing pastel painting.

Information About Exhibiting at the
Lewis & Clark Library

It is the policy of the Lewis & Clark Library Board of Trustees and the Lewis & Clark Library Foundation to provide access to the intellectual, cultural, and educational resources of the community. Exhibits fulfill an integral part in the Lewis & Clark Library's total program of public service. Exhibits may be planned to direct attention to the materials and services of the library itself, may provide exposure to the arts and sciences, or highlight crafts and hobbies.

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To learn more, please contact Suzanne Schwichtenberg  at sschwich@lclibrary.org or 447-1690 ext 130.

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