Morning by Steve R. Coffey
Artist: Steve R. Coffey
Dimensions: 46 cm x 30 cm
Piece Count: 595
Difficulty: 4 out of 5
Steve Coffey is a family man, front porch philosopher, sky watcher, careful observer of light and illusion, and perhaps above all an eschewer of labels. These predispositions allow him to be an open & artful storyteller through his musical craft as well as his moody, elemental impressionist oil paintings. He has exhibited extensively and his work can be found in private and public collections throughout North America and Europe. Steve and his family live in the small Southern Alberta town of Vulcan.
'Morning' was painted at the beginning of the 2020 pandemic. Steve describes it as an attempt to capture the shift of seasons and a metaphorical call to accept the swirl and chaos of change, while also embracing the warmth and safety of being “home”. That sense of security of course requires hard work and companionship. We’ve therefore imbued the puzzle with traditional elements of rural farm life: tools both old and new, animals both kept and wild, various patterns of landscapes and the people in relationship with nature that makes life sing with a certain musicality of being.
Take a breather, slow down and stare up into those turbulent skies. Let your mind drift and allow a little pareidolia to set in while listening to Steve’s Paint Songs album. Who knows what shapes might develop and emerge from this one particular Polaroid out of Steve’s impressive memory vault.
“I believe tempo is embedded in our conscious landscape and the physical heart forever reminds us. Musicality directs holistically; it's just whether or not we are willing to listen for it and in turn utilize it to problem solve - aka: create. Essentially this is who I am.” - Steve Coffey
Made in Canada.
My first Stumpcraft, and it was so much fun!
I received this puzzle from my wife for Christmas, and was blown away by the intricacy of it, the joy of discovering the special figures and implements hidden in it, and the beauty of the painting itself. It took me a few days to finish, likely because I was enjoying it so much I didn’t want to finish it. I hope Stumpcraft selects another of Steve Coffey’s paintings, perhaps, “Light Crossing”, “Clearing”, "Welcome", or “Hill Home”.
Morning by Steve R. Coffey
This was my first puzzle from Stumpcraft. I was amazed how detailed this puzzle was to do, and the challenge. The quality of the puzzle and the Heirloom box, exceeded expectations. I highly recommend this one!!
Great experience all aroind
Enjoyed the uniqueness of the pieces, captivating image, great quality.
I received this puzzle as a Christmas present this year, and I loved it! It was challenging but not impossible, and I love the different pieces and how beautiful the entire puzzle came together.
I am now the proud owner of my 3rd Stumpcraft puzzle. I started off small with Noah's Ark and I was hooked. I just got A Different Glory and can't wait to start. My third is Morning, and I chose that because the image reminds me of the farm house that I grew up in. I love the collaboration of the artists and keep checking back for new puzzles.