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I was recently asked to represent Artist of the Year for South Dakota by TOSCA Magazine. TOSCA Magazine promotes local theatre and artists for the Twin Cities area in Minnesota. You can learn more about them here:
Twin Cities TOSCA

I'm honored to be considered because there are a lot of talented individuals in South Dakota but they picked me for the 2015-16 American Artists Series. I'm very grateful.
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Debra Meyercongrats Steve!

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Shari BakerWow. Congratulations

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Denise SpaldingYou are very deserving. Your art is amazing.

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Diana Watkins DorerAwesome! Congratulations, Steve!

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James SchaferIt will build on itself! Keep going Steve!

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Stacey WagleySettling right into life in the #605! Nice One!

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MelCena BernardWow congratulations!!!!

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Marcie ConradWay to go Steve Goad!

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Belinda Morris MartinWoop woop! ♡♡♡♡

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Anna PetersonAwesome!!

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Stacy Brayawesome you deserve it

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Art of Steve Goad added 2 new photos.

I think it's safe to show this now, since the wedding was this past weekend. I was recently asked to create something as a wedding gift for a couple I had the pleasure in meeting this year.
It was to be a painting of the moment he proposed to her, and it just so happened the bride to be's sister was standing on the shore taking a picture as it took place. The photo reference was pretty small and blurry so I had to keep the details down to a minimum, I also created a little drama in the clouds but the overall scene is accurate. They were both happy with the results so I'd call that a win.
Congratulations Jaimie and Joe on your nuptials. Thanks to Roxanne for entrusting me to create this for them.
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Jaimie ChristensenThanks Steve! We absolutely love it:)I couldn't imagine a more beautiful picture to display one of my favorite memories. You and Roxanne are pretty sneaky ;)

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Roxanne JohnsonI'm happy to have helped capture this for you two, truly a beautiful rendition.

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Art of Steve Goad added 2 new photos.

I was out of town last week so didn't have much time to paint, but I'm back at it now. Supergirl is starting to take shape....
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Kashif KhanSteve, if you get incorporated and go public, I want stock in that! :-)

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Kimberly Winnie ButschThis is great! I want a Wonder Woman one of these days. :)

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Barbara Gore BelcherWow!!!!!

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I've started adding the details of Supergirl. I made a few revisions and tweaks to her facial features and felt this look is more true to the character. I think you can start to see in this one how the background will really draw out the color and details in her. ... See MoreSee Less

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DL ThompsinWow its looking so good!

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Vawser HelenSuch detail ....awesome again....you rock

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Sandy West FoxGorgeous! That vibrant red is wonderful. ((Hugs)).

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Paula SzymanskiI like it!

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Chandra SnivelyI like how you changed the face.

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Kashif KhanSuper!!!!

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I wanted to share a message I received tonight, I've blurred out the name and places to protect this person's identity. The message was to express their appreciation of a particular print they have but it's how they said it that inspired me. It's messages like this that make me realize artwork can go beyond the realm of just complimenting the décor in your home.

We all have talents, it might not be painting, writing, singing, dancing or athleticism but it's that one thing you're good at. That one thing you can call your own and where your passion lies. It's something you shouldn't lose sight of, because it may seem like a hobby or something trivial to you but it could be that very thing that touches someone's life in a positive way. When you influence people in a positive way and uplift them, then you're accomplishing something great.

This person doesn't realize that the message they just sent really inspired me to paint more. Speaking from the heart and stirring emotion in a person is a talent within itself. So thank you Anonymous. May you have brighter days ahead.
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Chris PriceKeep doing what you do, Steve. You were given a precious talent from God. It flows straight from your heart through your brush for all to enjoy. 👍

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Deidre Cochran MorganWe never know how much the things we do affect others. Really awesome!

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DL ThompsinAh that's awesome, you should feel super good, way to make someone smile;D

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Sometimes a nice subtle background is all you need. I usually don't paint like this where I do a sketch, then background, then the main subject matter at the end. I usually get too impatient and just dive right in with color and broad messy strokes.
However, I realize it's good to step outside of the norm and challenge yourself. It just might yield better results than what you're used to.
Something about this color palette really sits well with me. If I can pull it off correctly the upper half of Supergirl will be basking in the warm glow of sunlight.
To Be Continued....
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DL ThompsinLooks great so far!!!

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Allyson Crespo*squeal!!!*

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Kashif KhanLove it! Supergirl

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Alejandro RomeroNice

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Sandy West FoxMe this time instead of Lori Goad ? ROFL... ((((HUGS)))) ;-) Its going to be great too Steve!

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Debra Meyersuper woman!!

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This one is starting to take shape. I usually have a textured background but I'm torn between leaving it smooth or adding texture. What do you think?

On a personal note, people always ask me if the woman in the "woman in red" series is my wife and I respond with "No, they're just random women or made up.".....until now. Can't think of a better way to honor my wife than putting her in this series and why not, look at her...she's beautiful.

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Andrea Katalin HeldMy opinion is that you should leave the background smooth....but I am sure it would be a wonderful picture in both ways.

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Galen RomeroThat is very good, very talented.

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Lacy FennI can't think of a more beautiful person to be the subject of your woman in red series!!!😊When I think of Lori, I also immediately think that she represents the color white: ethereal, goodness and kindness. Lots of women inspire your woman in red, but only one would ever be worthy of a woman in white.☺️

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Melissa J. BroughtonWhat a blessing to have your talent, but more importantly, what a blessing to have each other!

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Rhonda WetheringtonI love the feet.

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Allyson CrespoWOW!!! The more stuff I see, the more I have to fight the urge to give you $$ to make a supergirl portrait for me! Must resist!!

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Barbara Gore BelcherAmazing!!! You are so talented wonderful!!!!!!

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Yeah it's that time again...
I'm trying some different brushes that leave a canvas texture, I'm also tempted to leave a smooth gradient as a background on this one.
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Jesse McAllisterIs this Artrage?

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Vawser HelenBeautiful your so talented...wish I had that

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Pablo D. MartinezLooks impressive.

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Sandy West FoxGoing to be beautiful! ! ((Hugs))

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Kashif KhanThis is very cool, Steve! Keep up the great work

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A new Bistro/Art Gallery is opening right down the street from our apartment. I'm currently building a web presence for them, helping them setup their Point of Sale system and oh yeah...displaying a few originals and prints in their gallery on consignment.
I'll provide the details on the gallery and where you can purchase these originals once they're up and running. Here are a few that will be displayed. I plan on having a few of the lady in red series printed out to hang on their walls as well.
These were really never officially up for sale because they were decorating our home but I feel it's time, plus the sales could make things a little easier for Lori while she's in Law School too. And to me, Lori trumps my art any day. It's a win win, if they sell great! If not, Great! :)
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Commissioned Artwork

Posted by on May 3, 2015 in Commission Work | 0 comments

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Commissioned Artwork

I’ve been asked to do a lot of different artwork in my art career, from down right inappropriate which I respectfully declined, to something amazing that was featured on TV or Cinema. Regardless of what’s being asked it’s always interesting to hear the back story or the reason behind the request. Whether it’s something like memorial of a loved one, to a fictional character in a novel or if it’s artwork based on a common interest of a friend or family, there’s always a passion behind each request I enjoy...

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Painting Featured in Vogue Magazine, January 2015 issue.

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Painting Featured in Vogue Magazine, January 2015 issue.

I wanted to wait until the magazine started hitting the shelves here in the USA to share the news and some friends recently told us they’ve already seen it circulating! A painting of mine is featured in this month’s issue of Vogue Magazine. Look for the section entitled “Vogue’s Gallery”. Some nice opportunities have come knocking since the release of this issue and recently I have been offered a License agreement for an art distributor for Amazon, Wayfair, Overstock, Kohls, and Target to name a few. It is...

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A couple of new works…

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Movie & TV inspired Art | 0 comments

A couple of new works…

A couple of new paintings/prints that would fit nicely in anyone’s movie/entertainment room. Prints available: No Crying in Baseball First...

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The Detective

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Art Prints, Digital Art | 0 comments

Latest work created with Art Rage 4 and CS4. Tribute to the Dark Knight, I’m calling this one “The Detective” Prints are available here!

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In The Shadow Of Peace art print

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in Art Prints, Digital Art | 0 comments

In The Shadow Of Peace art print

One of my latest paintings of a Cherry Blossom tree with butterflies and falling petals in a worm’s eye view perspective. There are prints available of this painting in my Fine Art America gallery which can be located here!  You can also click the gallery app down below to browse my art selection in a pop up shopping cart. Be sure to check out the print options, there are Canvas,Fine Art Paper, Acrylic and even...

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Progress and a new sketch

Posted by on Apr 6, 2014 in Digital Art, Movie & TV inspired Art, Work In Progress | 0 comments

Progress and a new sketch

Progress and a new sketch. The sketch is of the scene in Predators when Royce stabs a roach/bug and quotes Hemingway. I have also enabled phone cases on my Fine Art America gallery. http://steve-goad.artistwebsites.com/galleries.html

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Personal Work I’m Currently Working On.

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in Digital Art | 0 comments

Personal Work I’m Currently Working On.

I like to work on several paintings at a time, it gives me a chance to step away from one particular piece for a bit and then come back to it with a fresh look.  These are personal works, unfortunately I’m unable to show the work I’m doing for clients at the moment because of an Non Disclosure Agreement. These are all a work in progress… Vigilante Justice – WIP In The Shadow Of Peace – WIP Beach – Work In Progress

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Art Of Steve Goad Art Book

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in Art Prints, Digital Art, Traditional Art | 0 comments

Art Of Steve Goad Art Book

I’ve been wanting to create one of these for a while now. This is my first art book showcasing 30 full pages (close to 40 works) displaying various illustrations and paintings created in Oil, Acrylic and Digital mediums. I didn’t want to put a lot of text in this book, I just said what I needed to say on the first page and the rest are my paintings. No text, no titles…just art.  I have to say it was nice creating something where my URL isn’t plastered on every image. This book displays a nice variety of digital and...

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Freedom Is Being You Without Anyone’s Permission

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in Art Prints, Digital Art | 0 comments

  Hey guys, I’m really asking those that see this post really read what I have to say here because it’s a subject that has really struck a nerve with me. I’m asking anyone reading this to help me make a difference. Last night as I was about to close things down and go to bed, I see one of my own artwork pop-up in my news feed with my name/url erased. The image is one of my most stolen/circulated pieces here on Facebook and Pinterest. I was curious to see what kind of page it was and discovered it is a public speaker who...

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Not every day you make it in your Hometown paper!

Posted by on Mar 13, 2013 in Movie & TV inspired Art | 0 comments

Not every day you make it in your Hometown paper!

A story was done on Lori and I in our hometown paper yesterday, it ‘s about some of our accomplishments and hurdles we faced. I say we because even though the article states I went through a hard time it’s easy to forget it’s even harder for the one by your side while you’re going through it. My wife is my biggest supporter, she’s the first to tell people about my work, the first to hit “like” on my Facebook page and the first to talk to the Newspapers about me saying “I have a good story for...

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