Steve was born in 1959 in Salt Lake City, Utah and continues to live with his wife and children. At the age of ten, Steve began painting in oils with his grandfather, who was also an artist. Two years later, his grandfather bought him his first paint set. This gift, along with the continued support of his grandfather, gave Steve the desire to share his talent with others.
Steve's education in Art ranges from studies at the University of Utah to travels in Russia, Paris, and England. While in Russia, he gained a wealth of knowledge from Russian artists and from frequenting museums and art academies. He continues his education through painting and studying with other artist, visiting museums and art shows, and reading art books.