Art Brokerage: Steve Barton American Artist: Barton brings a sense of joy and wonder to each of his paintings. The coastal setting surrounding his home reflects his bright and upbeat perspective on life and encourages a focus on vibrant color and beauty. Each painting Barton creates reveals something wonderful about him. He has an engaging personality, loves people and loves life. Not long ago, Steve Barton was known primarily as a local artist who captures bright and colorful California coastal scenes from La Jolla to Carmel. Today, Barton's work is on display in more than 35 galleries, covering over a dozen states including Hawaii, New York, Florida and even Puerto Rico.For Barton, painting is a way of life. He loves to spend spare moments combing areas for inspiration. Old quaint houses, cottages, cabins and villas that capture the heart of life on the beach are among his favorite settings to capture on canvas. Originally from New Hampshire, Barton's success as an artist began early. He traveled to the West Coast,where his paintings took on the dreamlike quality that we experience today. The Wavy concept was created by Steve in 1999 and is a testament to his creativity. The Wavy Frame was designed to bring the frame into the work of art, creating a single unit. Together, the painting and frame invite you to walk around the room, viewing the scene from different angles as the natural shadow lines of the canvas subtly change the tone of the scene. Listings wanted.