After graduating art school, Steve continued to study drawing and human anatomy with monastic focus under the watchful eye of art anatomy guru John Watkiss, in London, England.
While working there Steve made frequent visits to museums and galleries to study art, and particularly to draw from sculpture.
That rigorous training provided the foundation for a 20 year, globe spanning career as an advertising artist, often required to draw any given situation from any angle without reference, under very tight deadlines.
Thorough immersion in the disciplines of drawing, an interest in painting and sculpture, and a life long love of critters great and small have provided Steve with the tools needed to re-focus on a boyhood passion, sculpting animals.
Steve is an elected sculptor member of the
National Sculpture Society
a signature member of the
Society of Animal Artists
and an associate member of the
Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society of Washington DC,
He lives with his wife, Meridee Mandio, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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