Episode 12: Steve Loya

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I sat down with good friend and artist Steve Loya for this week’s podcast, and had a good conversation about making art, being kind, and not seeing life and art as a competition. I have known Steve for nearly 30 years having met as freshmen at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 1991. It has be great being an eye witness to Steve’s journey as an artist and an educator. I hope you enjoy the interview.

From Steve’s website: www.steveloya.com

Steve Loya is a true believer in the power of art and creativity and makes every effort to explore this in his own life. A Bachelor of Science in Art Education major from Edinboro University of PA, Steve's work is motivated by a strong desire to communicate and express visually something beyond words or spoken language, however serious or playful his approach and subject matter may be. His work has been exhibited in solo exhibits, juried and group shows, galleries and small businesses throughout the Northern Virginia region, DC, NV, PA, MD, NY as well as in Japan, Greece,and the UK. His work has also been featured and published in a handful of physical and online artist publications and books during the past decade. You can follow his work at his frequently updated art blogs, Go Flying Turtle, and Splotch Monster Island.

tree 30 , 7”x7”, watercolor and ink on paper

tree 30, 7”x7”, watercolor and ink on paper

Endangered Kingdom series: Giant Panda , 10”x8”, watercolor and ink on paper

Endangered Kingdom series: Giant Panda, 10”x8”, watercolor and ink on paper

Yeeaah, That’s Right! , 12”x12”, acrylic on canvas

Yeeaah, That’s Right!, 12”x12”, acrylic on canvas