The purpose of art is to create interest. When it engages the viewers imagination they will relive the creative process of the artist through the artwork itself. It is the artists responsibility to draw images from the “void within” to bring forth images that are so intensely personal that they are completely universal. The artist must be honest and inquiring so that his work will inspire the creative spirit of the audience. Then it will succeed.
Education: BFA Montana State University, Bozeman,MT
As an artist and instructor I have taught drawing and painting for several community organizations. I have led groups to locations around the region for instruction and adventure.
Clark Community College
Gallery 7126 Studio
Helena Art Center
Leach Botanical Garden
Oregon Society of Artists
Portland Fine Arts Guild
Young Audiences of Oregon and SW Washington
Selected Awards/Juried Exhibitions
Honorable Mention Columbia Gorge Plein Aire Competition
First Place Hillsboro Plien Aire Competition
Grand prize Portland Rose Festival Art Exhibit
Second Place Oregon Society of Artists Fall Competition
Honorable Mention Pittsburgh International Watercolor Competition
1st Place Oil Painting Beaverton Festival of the Arts
2nd Place Watercolor Gresham City Exhibit
Adirondacks International Exhibit of Watercolors
Allied Arts Annual International Exhibit
Steve enjoys music, reading and outdoor activities, and is married with two children.