After completing college in 1976, Steve worked as a senior corporate graphic designer for over thirty years—in design, illustration and photography.
During that time his personal creativity was expressed primarily as pen and ink drawings and watercolors—often of old buildings or rural landscapes. From there he transitioned into oils and acrylics, still painting the familiar prairie landscapes and gardens around him.
Living in a rural Mennonite community and working in a controlled, deadline oriented job, more and more often he found the most creative release came while painting dynamic abstractions.
Steve left his corporate position in 2008 in order to spend more time focusing on art.
His art is driven more by creative energy and emotion than by a formulaic or systematic approach. Work is often done without any preconceived notion of direction. The aim—to allow the ideas to present themselves with minimal interference. The goal—to make the unseen seen. Landscapes and florals seem to emerge as a way to ‘rest’ from the challenge of abstraction.
His paintings range from miniatures to large multi-panel pieces.
His work is currently held in private collections in Canada and the United States.
Steve lives and works in Altona, Manitoba, Canada.