Today we’d like to introduce you to Steve McElroy.
Hi Steve, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I started a business career but decided I was not fulfilled, so at 37 years old I decided to reinvent myself with something I enjoyed. I had always loved art but had no experience. I did not draw or paint until that time.
My friends and family thought I was crazy, but I knew I needed something more permanent to give to the world… something positive to share my thoughts and hopes and dreams. I wanted to inspire others so I started creating… and never looked back. That was 4,500 works of art ago, and I still create every day.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
It has not always been a smooth road, but I enjoyed the process of creating so much that I trained my mind to just spend one day and one work of art at a time with a focus on purity, positivity, the best materials, and a clear and concise inspirational message with each new work. Art is permanent, it always moves forward and it can tell the artist’s message forever.
I loved that about its permanence. In the early days, it didn’t sell until people started noticing my passion and joy from it, it started to show in the work, and people took notice. From that point on, I was hooked and knew that to do something you enjoyed was… in fact… how to become successful. Thrilling!
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I suppose I am known for my love of the artistic process, putting something inspirational in front of the viewer for a moment in time visually so that they feel something inspirational for their own life. I always loved Show and Tell, so I want my work to thrill them with something they can relate to from life, nature, relationships, hopes, dreams, and positive aspects of the human experience.
My work hangs around the world now, which is so exciting and inspires me to do better, work harder, never get soft or complacent. I want my next work to be my best work. Money doesn’t motivate me, the joy of bringing something vibrant and motivational and new to the viewer does!
I will be dropping my first NFT Collection in January 2022. Technology and keeping current is something that motivates my work. I want to offer amazing opportunities to collectors and anyone else who loves art through the NFT world next. Subscribe to my mailing list through the www.SteveMcElroy.com website or let me know what inspires you! I love hearing the stories of others and if you write me, I’ll always answer personally.
We love surprises, fun facts, and unexpected stories. Is there something you can share that might surprise us?
Art is a messy and thrilling process. People think it’s a spontaneous act, but that’s not always so. The inspiration is spontaneous, but the act of putting that down on paper or canvas is fantastically detailed. I love it, it’s tedious and joyful and full of healing escape from the real world, My reward is the excitement of wondering how it will turn out, which surprises me still.
People are often surprised that I never let the world steal my childhood enthusiasm and creativity. I think it’s our most important quality to keep! Remember how as a child you felt anything was possible? I still do. But it is a trained trait, it is a choice, and I highly recommend it!
- My work sells from $750 to $12,000
- The NFT world excites me, and I’m about to drop very cool collections there
- My work continues to add value to the secondary market, which I’m proud of. If someone collects, I want them to be glad they did!
- Works on paper and oil on canvas sell from $750 and up depending on detail
- Email: McElroyFineArt@aol.com
- Website: www.SteveMcElroy.com
- Instagram: @SteveMcElroyArt
- Facebook: Steve McElroy Artist
- Other: My work is easily searched as Steve McElroy Artist or as Steve McElroy NFT