Ground metal art is a very unique and abstract style of artwork. It blends well with just about any modern contemporary setting. The possibilities are virtually endless with this type of artwork. I create all my paintings by hand with the use of the industry’s top products. Each and every design is a true one of a kind work of art. My paintings are full of energetic flowing lines that love the reflection of light to create an ultra modern feel. The colored artwork is created using a transparent urethane paint system that resembles the look of a hologram. Most paintings are clear coated several times for maximum protection.
Steven Lloyd has been painting since 2003 as an automotive painter. He is mostly self taught and trained himself by reading up on the trade and picking up a spray gun to see what he could accomplish.
Starting with NAPA/Martin Senour in February of 2004 he went through basic classes like “Color Adjustment and Blending” to “Painter Certification”. These classes were just the beginning of his career and served as a great foundation and understanding of the automotive paint industry.
He attended his first ever Airbrush Action Getaway class in Charlotte NC for Automotive Graphics in May of 2005. At the seminar he worked with top celebrity airbrush artist like Steve Vandemon and Ryan “Ryno” Templeton. After the three day hands on class he knew he was going to strive to become a custom painter. The airbrush seminar was the perfect foundation to custom painting and Steven really discovered his hidden talent that week.
In 2006 he started Lloyd’s Airbrush & Design and has since then created many works of art including cars, trucks, bikes, and even modern wall art. At the beginning of 2007 he was hired as a Technical Representative for Auto Paint Supply Company where he still works today. Steven has gone through an extensive amount of advanced classes including “Product Training” and “Color Tinting” for leading manufactures like PPG and Akzo Nobel Coatings. Towards the end of 2007 he attended airbrush classes through PPG Industries in Baltimore Maryland instructed by Paul Stoll. This class really educated Steven on the Vibrance Collection that PPG has to offer. He was amazed at what he could accomplish with some of the colors.
Towards the later part of August the past three years he has had his artwork on display at the Richmond Nationals Hot Rod Show at Richmond International Raceway with PPG Industries. This event has been a great opportunity to show his talent to the public. He was able to talk with many people about the Vibrance Collection and to some that were interested in the ground metal artwork he has been doing. Ground metal artwork has been a new discovery for Steven since the beginning of 2007. He has finished many different one of a kind works of abstract art. He says that the possibilities are just endless with this technique.
Starting a Career
His first ever entry to Art Works Richmond earned an Honorable Mention Award in January of 2008. For the next two years Steven continued to research and master his technique until he was comfortable enough to move forward and take the next big step. On December 11, 2009 Steven sold his first ever publicly displayed painting titled “Lifeline” to Bob and Linda of Conifer Colorado.
In January of 2010, just two years after his first submission ever to Art Works he decided to open his very own art studio at Art Works Inc. Studio 210 became the new location for Steven to proudly display his works of art to the public. A few months later, after going through a complete renovation, the studio was open.
In May of 2010, Steven was admitted to attend his first ever public art show event. Arts In The Park held at Byrd Park in Richmond proved to be a very successful event to start off a new career as an artist.
Throughout the summer of 2010 Steven began to seek out local restaurants as a way to gain additional public exposure. Sette, located at 7 North 23rd Street in downtown Shockoe Bottom, was the first restaurant to have the walls graced with this modern style art. In the following year eleven more business would follow.
To this day Steven continues to create amazing show quality work. He aims to use the best products available on the market and is very dedicated to staying up to date with the latest and greatest techniques. Contact him today for a quote and get your project started!
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