Steve Allrich is a contemporary American painter known for his fresh and evocative landscapes.  His paintings range from the traditional, to a more modern, abstracted style.  Regardless of the approach, he strives for a painterly effect, and tries to capture a feeling of light and sense of place.

He is graduate of the American Academy of Art in Chicago, where he studied with artist Eugene Hall, painting figures and portraits directly from life, and interiors and landscapes on location. 

From The Copley Society of Boston to Canyon Road in Santa Fe, Steve has exhibited his work in solo shows as well as invitational and juried exhibitions, and garnered dozens of awards. 

He was featured on Boston Channel 5's Chronicle: Cape Light; Cape Cod as seen through the eyes of five artists, and his book, Oil Painting for the Serious Beginner (Watson-Guptill Publications) has sold over 50,000 copies. A popular workshop teacher, Steve has taught studio and plein air classes since 1983. 

Steve is also a screenwriter, penning several films, most recently 2020's Honest Thief, starring Liam Neeson, which was the number one movie in the U.S. for two consecutive weeks.

Selected one-man shows, juried and group exhibitions

Addison Gallery, Orleans, MA 
Blue Heron Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
Cape Cod Museum of Fine Arts, Dennis, MA  
Meyer Gallery, Santa FE, NM 
American Artist’s Professional League, New York, NY 
Salmagundi Club, New York, NY 
Copley Society, Boston, MA 
Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL 
Francesca Anderson Gallery, Boston, MA 
Allied Artists of America, New York, NY 
Academic Artist’s Association, Springfield, MA 
Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH 
Cape Cod Art Center, Barnstable, MA 
Oklahoma Art Workshops, Oklahoma City, OK
Wichita Art Association, Wichita, KS  


“Oil Painting for the Serious Beginner” (Watson-Guptill, 1996) 
American Artist feature article “Racing With the Light” (August, 1993) 
American Artist survey article “A Survey of Outdoor Painters” (October, 1988) 
Cape Cod Life “A Modern Impressionist” (July, 1991) 
Review Magazine, 1991 


Creative Arts Center, Chatham, MA 
Cape Cod Art Association, Barnstable, MA 
Falmouth Artists Guild, Falmouth, MA
Cape Museum of Fine Arts, Dennis, MA 
Studio Four, Chicago, IL 
North Shore Art Association, Chicago, IL 
Produced Films

Honest Thief 2020
The Timber 2015
Bad Karma 2012
The Canyon 2009

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