The work you see here is based on my personal experience living up north. I think it was Dali who said, “Landscape painting is a state of mind”. I think that could also be considered true of living in Northern Michigan. I wish my work to invoke nothing less than a spiritual experience. Perhaps this is impossible but it gives one a life long goal to aspire to.
Steve Toornman is a professional artist living and working in Charlevoix with his wife, Meredith Krell (also an artist). He makes paintings, prints and drawings. His work has been featured in magazines and newspapers and has also appeared in nationally juried art shows and won many awards. His studio is open by appointment, Steve’s art is available for sale at galleries around the state.