Meet the Artist
I believe that the search for beauty is a political act. My work forces people to stop, perhaps step out of conflict and, for a moment, engage in the essential human experience of wonder. It is my hope that people viewing my paintings will take time to slow down, to look more closely, and to find themselves at a place outside the chaos of daily life. These pictures offer spaces that bring light, grace, and mercy to those who choose to gaze deeply into art works.
Steven Wise is an artist currently located in Rogers. He received his BA at Swarthmore College and MFA at the University of Iowa. When not painting or exhibiting his work, Steven is an arts educator at Rogers Public Schools and teaches drawing and painting at Northwest Arkansas Community College.