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Steve Ozment

Steve Ozment Fine Art

Deerfield Bch, FL

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Growing up in South Florida Steve Ozment has a unique appreciation for the beauty of his tropical and marine environment. As fishing and diving are his passions he can see first hand the color and nuances of his subjects, from the depth of green pigment in a groupers' eye to the number of finrays in a snook dorsal fin to the head down "I'm hiding !" position of a hogfish.
While art was always an interest - it was not his main profession. The path back to his true passion of creating art was a circuitous and sometimes painful one. He was (is) proficient in the field of managing high end fishing tackle shops and is a master crafter of custom fishing rods. After twenty years of the daily grind of running different shops he decided to broaden his work horizons by taking a position as a wholesale tackle salesman. The job entailed "cold calling" prospective clients via telephone. It was miserable. Every morning the head sales manager called him up to the office for "encouragement" ( yell at him) It was a tough but essential lesson. After three months that was it - "what do you think Steve" was the question "Jim - this isn't for me" was the answer. The sales manager queried "So what do you want to do ?" in a moment of crystal clarity the answer was " I want to be an artist!"
Having no formal training in art or any idea of how to actually succeed as an artist he bounced from tackle shop to tackle shop but still never lost the dream. Through a lucky contact he wound up meeting a local marine artist that wanted to start a tackle shop! Finally someone to learn from! The first experience of actually selling a piece of art came about when the owner showed up with an armload of wooden boxes and proclaimed "we are going to paint these and sell them ! ". The first thing Steve thought was "what a dumb idea...." but after the last painted box went out with a happy customer the ball was rolling!.
That was 2006- it still took a couple of years to learn the ropes but now Steve travels the state showing his art and has displayed in prominent venues such as the Blue Wild dive expo with Sheri Daye, the dive and travel section of the Ft Lauderdale International boat show and the Florida Sport Fishing magazine marine art issue. He currently is working with the nationally known Fishskinz line of apparel and life is good!

 

Windswept Beach by Steve Ozment

 

Graywhale Momma and calf by Steve Ozment

 

Gray Whales by Steve Ozment

 

Colorful Hogfish by Steve Ozment

 

Leaping Marlin by Steve Ozment

 

Everglades Sage Palms by Steve Ozment

 

Hedwig by Steve Ozment

 

Tiny Stream by Steve Ozment

 

Barn owl by Steve Ozment

 

Horned Owl by Steve Ozment

 

Brook Trout by Steve Ozment

 

Colorful Locals by Steve Ozment

 

Black and white tarpon by Steve Ozment

 

Seaturtle by Steve Ozment

 

Leaping Dolphin by Steve Ozment

 

High Speed Wahoo by Steve Ozment

 

Red Grouper by Steve Ozment

 

Momma manatee by Steve Ozment

 

Walleye t-shirt by Steve Ozment

 

Sailfish card by Steve Ozment

 

Dolphin card by Steve Ozment

 

Hogfish card by Steve Ozment

 

Holidays in the Tropics by Steve Ozment

 

Marlin card by Steve Ozment

 

Cheify dive adventure lobster by Steve Ozment

 

Cheify dive adventures by Steve Ozment

 

Short Sleeve back by Steve Ozment

 

Ulua and rudderfish by Steve Ozment

 

Hogfish by Steve Ozment

 

Bull Hogfish by Steve Ozment

 

Hog and Filefish by Steve Ozment

 

Hogfish on white by Steve Ozment

 

Fishtank by Steve Ozment

 

Yellowfin grouper wreck by Steve Ozment

 

Black grouper reef by Steve Ozment

 

Wahoo under Board by Steve Ozment

 

Bull Dolphin by Steve Ozment

 

Peanut Gallery by Steve Ozment

 

Lonely Fisherman by Steve Ozment

 

Bahama Beach by Steve Ozment

 

Boat Rent by Steve Ozment

 

Sailfish by Steve Ozment

 

Bonefish on the Flats by Steve Ozment

 

Tarpon on the flats by Steve Ozment

 

Snook in the Mangroves by Steve Ozment

 

Kelly B's Snook by Steve Ozment

 

Sirensong by Steve Ozment

 

Lady at the bar by Steve Ozment