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The Spirit of Newport Beach

Simon, Steve, Art and Verse By

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ISBN 10: 0965277143 / ISBN 13: 9780965277143
Published by Simon Fine Art, Balboa Island, CA, 2001
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Title: The Spirit of Newport Beach

Publisher: Simon Fine Art, Balboa Island, CA

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hard

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

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Through his colorful oil paintings and poetic passages, artist Steve Simon presents an inspired artistic journey of the city in which he lives--Newport Beach, California. Simon's impressions reflect an uncommon sensitivity that uniquely captures the spirit of Newport Beach while vibrantly proclaiming its beauty. His artistic style imparts to each composition his own personal romance with color and light while his verse further offers the beholder greater access to the artist's heart. The complete 36-piece collection of paintings and accompanying poems reproduced in this beautifully crafted book is an invitation to experience through an artist's eye a unique perspective of a place of beauty and charm--the Spirit of Newport Beach.

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Steve Simon was raised outside Chicago by immigrant parents from Luxembourg. As a youth, Simon enjoyed drawing but eventually pursued more technical interests. After receiving his bachelor s degree in mechanical engineering, Simon practiced engineering in Germany. He later returned to Chicago to work as a management consultant. While in Chicago, Simon participated in oil painting workshops in the evenings but still did not consider an art career. Still searching for his calling, Simon chose to pursue an MBA in international business during which he studied in Paris, New York, Tokyo, and nine other cities throughout eastern Europe and Asia. At this point, his travels had brought him to over thirty countries as the cultural exposure continued to fuel the latent artist. After receiving his MBA, Simon accepted a consulting assignment in Paris. Here he could explore the art world which so intrigued him. In his free time, he visited art museums and painted in his studio apartment in the famous artist s quarter of Montmartre. Upon completing the Paris assignment, it became clear to him that the artist within must be acknowledged. It was then Simon made the decision to pursue his real passion. In 1994, at age twenty-nine, he moved to California to start his art career. He has since produced over 300 oil paintings, published six art books of his work, created a broad selection of limited edition, canvas giclée prints, and owned an operated his own gallery on scenic Balboa Island, California for eight years. His collectors include a wide variety of private, corporate, and government clientele, domestically and internationally. In 2007, Simon moved to the beautiful Red Rock Country of Arizona where he has begun painting new inspirations of the area s dramatic landscapes. He resides in Sedona, Arizona with his wife, stepson, and daughter.

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