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Steven Foote

Steven Foote

About the Artist

Steven Foote is an architect in practice in Boston since 1972, and since 2010 has studied painting with prominent watercolorists including Charles Reid, Mel Stabin and Alvaro Castagnet. As an artist he is fascinated with the public spaces in urban environments which, undesigned themselves, are the result of the design of buildings surrounding them. He refers to such spaces as the "living rooms" and "hallways" of cities, and his work explores ways in which people make them a part of daily life. The play of light is a constant in his work as he shows us how it shapes space, how people move th…

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About the Artist

Steven Foote is an architect in practice in Boston since 1972, and since 2010 has studied painting with prominent watercolorists including Charles Reid, Mel Stabin and Alvaro Castagnet. As an artist he is fascinated with the public spaces in urban environments which, undesigned themselves, are the result of the design of buildings surrounding them. He refers to such spaces as the “living rooms” and “hallways” of cities, and his work explores ways in which people make them a part of daily life. The play of light is a constant in his work as he shows us how it shapes space, how people move through our cities as they go about their daily lives.

Steven carries a sketchbook, and records fast impressions of sights as well as color palettes. Often a final composition may include pieces of several sketches, combined for reasons of composition or effect.

He takes great pleasure in walking through exhibits of his work, without identifying himself, just listening to viewers as they converse about the scenes. Some of the questions he has overheard: “Are the people in that painting in a hurry?”, or “Would you prefer to walk in the sunlight or the shadow in that painting? What do you suppose is around that corner?”

Artist's Work

Cafe plein soleil
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Cafe Plein Soleil

By Steven Foote

Bostons arrival hall at south station
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Boston's Arrival Hall at South Station

By Steven Foote

Porter to alewife
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Porter to Alewife

By Steven Foote

Freedom for mali
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Freedom for Mali

By Steven Foote

Public alley 461
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Public Alley 439

By Steven Foote

Dusk on rue norvins
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Dusk on Rue Norvins

By Steven Foote

Cathedral in blois
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Cathedral in Blois

By Steven Foote

St peters place
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St Peter's Place

By Steven Foote

Rue du bac
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Rue du Bac

By Steven Foote

Je vous ecoute monsieur
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"Je vous ecoute, monsieur."

By Steven Foote

Morning on montmartre 2
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Morning on Montmartre

By Steven Foote

Sunset on mont st michel
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Sunset on Mont St Michel

By Steven Foote

Selected Exhibitions

  • Illuminations at MGH
    Boston, MA, 2013
  • Rumsey Hall School
    Washington, CT, 2012
  • Brown University
    Providence, RI, 2012
  • The William Henry Gallery
    Cambridge, MA, 2012
  • The French Cultural Center
    Boston, MA, 2012

Education

  • Columbia University, M.S. in Urban Design
    New York, NY,1971 
  • Columbia University, M. Arch.
    New York, NY,1970 
  • Brown University, B.A.
    Providence, RI,1962