A native of Mason County, KY, Steve has lived in that region most of his life. He began his life in art as a young boy, drawing with a tobacco stick on the floor of the tobacco barn. After high school Steve served two years in the military stationed in Germany, where he studied watercolor with the German painter Wolfgang Bauer. While in Germany, Steve and his wife traveled to major art museums in Europe. After his tour in Germany, Steve attended Maysville Community College and completed a BA, with a concentration in painting at Morehead State University. He studied with Edgar Whitney of the National Academy in New York.
Steve taught graphic design and photography for 13 years before opening the White Gallery & Studio in the historic district of Maysville, Kentucky. An accomplished landscape and portrait painter, Steve won the “Medal of Honor for Aquamedia” at the Grand National Exhibition of American Artists Professional League in NY, NY
Steve paints with both watercolors and oils, recording and translating with clarity the familiar landscapes, people and places. Steve’s work has been featured in Southern Living magazine, and his work is found in private collections throughout the United States, as well as the permanent collection of the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio.
Steve’s work can be found at White Gallery in Maysville, KY; and at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.