“Steve Wasterval’s urban impressionism depicts the gritty energy of New York City”



While he was classically trained in plein-air, Russian impressionist landscape painting, Steve has since developed his own style of “American impressionism / expressionism” which combines reality with emotion and amplifies the effect through distortion by taking advantage of artistic liberties. 🇺🇸

Steve’s muse for the past 10 years has been New York City and he paints her with a playful freedom that celebrates grit, graffiti and the human touch leaving behind impressions of that world famous “energy” you always hear about.

While his more traditional teachers & mentors may be shaking their heads, lovers of the greatest city in the world can't get enough of how he sees / feels it.