Quiet, easygoing, nature enthusiast, artist. It is quite simple, Steve has a great passion for what he does and it is apparent in his work.
Steve began painting in the mid-1980s when he was a high school student. At the age of fourteen, his first landscape painting experience took place during a November snow squall with his brother Dan. The experience was invigorating and it became the starting point to Steve's passion for painting outdoors.
Much of his inspiration comes from the beautiful light quality of the different times of day and the changing seasons. "Painting outside has been a great experience, I am constantly learning from nature and understanding what happens in certain lighting conditions. I paint on location in all sizes; even very large paintings are started outside. There is nothing quite as emotional for me as working on a large painting outdoors, trying to capture all that form and space into a painting."