Sharon Steuer is an artist and illustrator living in Bethany, CT. Since 1983, Ms. Steuer has produced computer illustrations and animations for such clients as IBM, Apple, American Express, MECA, Travelers Insurance, and Letraset.
Her work has appeared in magazines including American Artist, Create, Computer Graphics World, Publish, MacWeek, Macworld, Computer Artist, and Step-by-Step Electronic Design, and in books such as The Official Photoshop Handbook, Getting Started in Computer Graphics, Fundamental Photoshop, The Gray Book, the Verbum Series Books, and The Illustrator Wow! Book (which she also wrote).
Ms. Steuer has taught computer imaging at the Kodak Center for Creative Imaging, the Dynamic Graphics Foundation, RISD CE, and Apple NY.
Born in NYC in 1959, she studied painting and drawing at Hampshire College (BA, 1981), Mount Holyoke College, Maine College of Art, Yale School of Fine Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center (in the MFA program), and attended in the MA program in Computer Graphics at New York Institute of Technology.
Her paintings, drawings and computer prints have been exhibited nationally; she was the recipient of the 1994 National Faber Birren Color Award. Her book, The Illustrator 6 Wow! Book was the winner of the 1997 Benjamin Franklin Award for "outsanding computer book."
The work displayed here falls into two categories:
The first (including The Artist, Elephant Surprise and Kimono) all evolved by first distorting one image (an illustration for an industrial video illustrating Rudyard Kipling's "The Elephant's Child"), and then distorting that image to create the next.
The remaining set evolved from distorting the cover from my first edition of The Illustrator Wow! Book-- starting with the Eye (see the Wow! in reversed turquoise if you look closely).
All are available as limited edition fine art prints in small format (printed on 100% cotton laser paper from the Canon Color Laser), or in large format on the Iris. Prices on request.