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Beautiful Work!

Every time we are in Asheville we make a point to stop in the gallery. I own two small pieces and... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2018
Stephanie R
Commissioned artwork

We originally saw St. Claire's artwork a couple of years ago, were so impressed we kept the... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2018
Teresa J
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St.Claire Art is the gallery and working studio of Asheville artist Stephen St.Claire. His paintings are unique in that he begins each one by sculpting the composition onto the canvas with layers of modeling compound and gesso, then covering the...more
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344 Depot St, Suite 104, Asheville, NC 28801-4311
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

We stepped off the Trolley Bus and came across this studio. We watched Stephen at work and he took time to explain his technique. Not only that he also spent time explaining the subjects of his other work hanging on display. The quality of his...More

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Stephen S, Owner at St.Claire Art, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

I'm so glad you enjoyed the studio. I love talking to people about art so it's no big deal for me to explain what I'm doing. Come back and visit again next time you're in town.

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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Every time we are in Asheville we make a point to stop in the gallery. I own two small pieces and hope someday to be able to afford a larger piece. One of my favorite artists in Asheville!More

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Stephen S, Owner at St.Claire Art, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Thank you so much! That's one of the best things about an open studio here (being visited by nice people like you). I used to work by myself at home, which was nice and quiet but this business model is a lot better than just...More

Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

We originally saw St. Claire's artwork a couple of years ago, were so impressed we kept the contact information. For our anniversary my husband surprised me with an original piece commissioned by Stephen. All along the process the artist kept us informed, sending photos of...More

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Stephen S, Owner at St.Claire Art, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Your project (I think you know this by now) was SO MUCH FUN. I had a blast. So...thank you!

Reviewed 15 December 2017

We had Stephen create a painting for our living room from a picture I took on my iPhone of Waterfall Park located here on Gateway Mountain which is just east of Asheville. The end result was absolutely stunning and looks great in our home and...More

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Stephen S, Owner at St.Claire Art, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2017

Thank you! The waterfall piece I did for you was so much fun to work on and I was glad I got to deliver it in person and see your mountaintop house! I look forward to any future painting I do for your amazing home.

Reviewed 1 September 2017

I visited Asheville and fell in love with his work - and wound up reaching out via email and commissioning a large piece of abstract art! The artist was fantastic to work with, reflected my vision perfectly, and delivered the painting to my door (in...More

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Stephen S, Owner at St.Claire Art, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2017

I'm so glad you enjoy your painting. Thank you for your very kind words! Please come visit the studio any time you're in Asheville.

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

I had the great pleasure of traveling to Asheville and spent a memorable day in the River Arts District. We stumbled upon the St. Clair art studio and a group of us from Vancouver watched Stephen the artist create in his unique style. I fell...More

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Stephen S, Owner at St.Claire Art, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Hah! That's awesome to know. Glad it has a good home! Thank you.

Reviewed 23 June 2017

My husband and I had seen some St. Claire paintings in Asheville before and loved the luminous quality of them. In April when we were visiting Asheville I suggested we visit the St Clair studio. What a great idea! It was so much fun to...More

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Stephen S, Owner at St.Claire Art, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit to the studio. What you described is one of the best parts of this business model -- an "open studio" where people can just wander in and explore quietly (if they're the introvert type) or pull up a...More

Reviewed 22 June 2017

His style appears to be reflective light gold underlay. It appears backlit or light from within the painting. Very unusual and unique style. A must see.

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Stephen S, Owner at St.Claire Art, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Sincere thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I'm so glad to know you enjoyed your time in my studio!

Reviewed 22 June 2017

We acquired a dialuminist piece that complements the space in which it hangs superbly. Enjoyed both the artist and the experience.

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Stephen S, Owner at St.Claire Art, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you for including my artwork in your home. That is such a compliment and not one we take lightly. Thank you.

Reviewed 22 June 2017

The husband and wife are both artists and are working on their projects while you tour the studio. Stephen has the amazing ability to chat while he works on his project. The art is truly amazing. Stephen's technique with the metal leaf gives his work...More

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Stephen S, Owner at St.Claire Art, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

So glad you enjoyed your visit. We have so much fun here. I hope that's apparent to everyone that comes in the studio! Come back soon.

Reviewed 12 June 2017

We visited St. Claire Art as part of our Asheville Art Studio Tours. Most Impressive! A California native, Stephen has developed an extraordinary method with his oil painting technique named Dialuminish for “light passing through.” Stephen begins with a wooden frame, covers it with canvas,...More

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Stephen S, Owner at St.Claire Art, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Wow! I think I need to hire you as my publicity agent! Thank you for the review. I'm having so much fun -- I'm really glad you're enjoying my work.

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