“My work is a vigorous pursuit for balance between the states of chaos and order that alternate and overlap in our lives. The tangible materials that surround us and the ungraspable spiritualism that defines us as individual, unique people. Searching for equilibrium through use of a broad spectrum of color and multiplicity of approaches, controlling and directing the movement of amorphous elements by the stricter structural boundaries imposed by both the canvas and the painted forms themselves.
I achieve balance in each piece by a meticulous synchronization of a variety of superficially disharmonies of elements: smooth, broad color fields, linear imagery, textured surfaces, oil, acrylic, charcoal and mixed media on the canvas and deeply layered paint. The effect created is that of a carefully realized harmony.”
Steven attended Layton School of Art in Milwaukee and Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California. He traveled and worked as a commercial advertising photographer for 35 years before settling on Madeline Island, a remote Island in the Apostle Islands of Lake Superior.