Steve Jannar is a Sydney-based artist. He is essentially a figurative painter and his earlier period was very much influenced by the Heidelberg School of Australian Impressionists, in particular by Streeton, Roberts & Conder and in more recent times by Sydney Long.
Since 2008 he has returned to painting in acrylic paint rather than oil, is painting on a larger scale and freeing up his style – resulting in more dramatic works with greater impact.
Most of his paintings in recent years have been ‘waterscapes’ – finding the element of water to be a visual magnet that most people are drawn to as a preferred object of view.
He has exhibited in and around Sydney for many years and is also represented in overseas collections.
Steve has won many prizes for his artwork including:
1st prize in the ‘Landscape’ painting section of the Sydney Royal Arts Show (Easter Show) 2007
1st prize in the ‘Australian Birds and/or Flowers (in their natural setting)’ section of the Sydney Royal Arts Show (Easter Show) 2014
"Best in Show” in the Combined Art Societies of Sydney (CASS) exhibition at the Australian National Maritime Museum. 2015
"Best in Show” in the Oatley 101 Art Society Annual Exhibition. 2016
The Ardency $1,000 Oatley 101 Society of Artists prize. 2017
Liverpool Art Society Scholarship Prize. 2017
2nd major prize at the CASS Exhibition at the Sydney Maritime Museum. 2018