Seth Scheving grew up in North Dakota before moving to the Anderson Area in 2008, where he attended Anderson University. During his time as an undergrad, he discovered his love for watercolor and has been painting with the medium since 2009. Over the last decade, Seth ventured into graphic design and marketing for about six years, until ultimately becoming a high school art teacher at Westside High School in Anderson.
He connects with the art community predominantly through teaching and is currently an art instructor at Westside High School in Anderson. He taught at the Anderson Arts Center for several years and continues to volunteer on the Curation Committee. Seth’s work has hung in various South Carolina galleries and shows. Seth has also been in a few virtual online shows.
All of the work has vulnerability, dark undertones, or subtle humor. I want to map out the big picture to grasp it better – make it seem less overwhelming. I am motivated by an underlying need to control static content that eludes my ability to control it. As it relates to fear or emotional, and mental struggles, if I can freeze it and analyze it void of the emotional weight, might I overcome it? I want to capture moments of movement or pain or death and freeze them within the edges of my paper to give one a sense of control. I believe if you could slow it all down and view it longer, improvements could be made to the situation, whether altering it or avoiding it altogether.