ALASKA
September 2001

NEVADA
October 2001

ALASKA
September 2002

CALIFORNIA
November 2002

FLORIDA
February 2003

WYOMING
September 2003

WYOMING
September 2004

NEW MEXICO
November 2004

VENEZUELAN EMBASY
May 2005

REMINGTON MUSEUM
June 2005

WYOMING
September 2005

ARUBA
January 2008

SOCIETY OF ANIMAL ARTISTS

LABRADOR EXPEDITION
October 2008

ARTISTS FOR CONSERVATION
Information coming soon

DELAWARE
DUCK STAMPS

MARYLAND BLACK BEAR STAMPS

WASHINGTON
October 2010

MYAKKA STATE PARK
Information coming soon

PENNSYLVANIA DUCK STAMPS
Information coming soon

 MAINE
October 2011

BOMBAY HOOK
WILDLIFE REFUGE

ALASKA
2012
 

ALASKA 2002

 

 

 

September 2002:  This, Steve’s third trip to Alaska, again provided many different opportunities to see the rich diversity of animals and varied landscapes that only Alaska can provide. Starting in Anchorage, Steve and his traveling companion ventured to Seward for a nature and glacier cruise. Highlighting this trip was the encounter with a group or pod of about 15 orca, a calving glacier and a mother humpback whale and her young one. The little town of Whittier provided the opportunity to wade though streams bursting with spawning salmon. A day long rental of a 20 foot Whaler provided a chance to explore and fish a small section of the Prince William Sound. Sea otters, sea lions and eagles were seen frequently and a black bear was spotted in the trees just above the shoreline.

Inlet
 

Salmon
 

Eagle River
 

Dall Sheep

The prime objective of any trip to Alaska should be spending as much time in Denali National Park and the areas around the park. No where on earth can a person see so much in a short period of time. The grandeur and magnificence of this place is so breathtaking, it’s hard to describe. The goal of any visit to Denali is to see moose, bear, sheep, caribou, lynx and this year, I saw a wolf. Photographs are the only way to show some of the reasons for repeated trips.

Least Weasel
 

Tundra Color
 

Rainbow
 

Grizzly

Caribou
 

Moose
 

Ptarmigan
 

Ground Squirrel

Steve is planning another trip to Alaska in the near future. If you might be interested in accompanying him on this next excursion, feel free to contact him.

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ALASKA 2001

Mountains
 

Rainbow
 

Denali
 

Reflection

September 2001:  Most people consider a trip to Alaska the trip of a lifetime. Steve returned from his second trip in early September. It's certainly an experience that will never be forgotten. The abundance of wildlife and spectacular landscapes make Alaska like no other place in the world. Its magnificence is unrivaled.

The expedition in August of 2001 was a two week journey of inspiration. Traveling with four artist friends, Steve used the opportunity to observe and learn more about the wildlife that makes this state so special. The group began its adventures with a nature cruise out of Seward. There the rocky cliffs, islands and glaciers of the Kenai Fiords provide opportunities to observe sea otters, whales, sea lions, seals, puffins, eagles and a variety of other birds. This was followed by a rigorous 40-mile wilderness canoe trip through the Kenai Peninsula. Then it was off to Denali National Park for four nights.

Denali is unique among our earth's national parks. The landscapes are just so breathtaking, and the wildlife is so plentiful. Each day was filled with sightings of moose, grizzly bears, caribou, lynx, dall sheep, red foxes, ptarmigans and ground squirrels. With the multitude of photographs taken and the sketches made upon his return, you can be sure that you will see an Alaskan influence in Steve's future work.

Rams
 

Ptarmigan
 

Bear
 

Loons

Caribou
 

Marmot
 

Ground Squirrel
 

Moose

Steve is planning to take another trip to Alaska in August 2003. If you have an interest in becoming part of this small group, please contact Steve soon. If you don't wish to go on this trip but want to make plans for another date, you may want to contact Steve about accommodation options in Anchorage, or you can contact Gary or Iris at "Maizie's Bed and Breakfast" at h2odog@gci.net.

Sea Lions
 

Colorful landscape
 

Flowers
 

Dall Sheep - Ewe

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NEWS RELEASE

FLORIDA WILDLIFE ART EXPOSITION

February 2003 - For the past 10 years, the Florida Wildlife Art Exposition has been showcasing 90 of the top, most respected artists of wildlife art in the entire world. This premier event has, for the last 5 years, been held at The Lakeland Center in Lakeland, Florida. Starting with the 2000 show, Steve has had the privilege of exhibiting his own wildlife and nature art at this prestigious event.


The Miniature Competition is another special event of the Expo. Each exhibiting artist is invited to submit up to 3 small pieces of their artwork to be judged for the available awards. The only restriction in this competition is that the entry can not exceed 108 square inches. This year, Steve was honored with the Third Place award for his painting of a single spoonbill.



During this winter trip to the Sunshine State, he has taken advantage of the mild weather of central Florida by seeking out and photographing the wildlife indigenous of the area. Yearly camping and canoe trips are taken with fellow artists and photographers, yielding a rich diversity of birds, mammals and, maybe, a few reptiles (alligators). These experiences are the events that will inspire later paintings.





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