Born in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Steven has been captivated by art for most of his life. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Virginia Commonwealth University with a concentration in illustration. After only a few years as a freelance illustrator, Steven earned his master’s degree at Marywood University, in Scranton, PA, and began focusing his efforts towards fine art.
After a string of small shows at coffee shops and libraries his focus turned to gallery exhibition. Since his venture into gallery life, his landscapes have been well received by collectors. His paintings are part of several private collections such as Hilton Hotels, the Boy Scouts of America, Dominion Resources, Virginia State Department, the National Parks Service and the United States Air Force.
Steven has been included in several local and national juried competitions including the Richeson 75 Landscape Competition, Plein Air Salon, the International Salon Competition and most recently, the Oil Painters of America Salon. Steven also had the privilege of being a part of a statewide traveling exhibition with the Virginia Museum of Fine Art. He has participated in several artist in residency programs in Michigan, Indiana and Iowa through the National Parks Service. In 2014 he was selected to create the Ohio Governor’s Art Awards.
Steven lives in Westerville, OH and with the assistance of his lovely wife Evelyn, continues to work hard in the advancement of his career.
“I should have quit years ago but that would have proved so many people right.” – SW