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Steven received his BFA at the University of Western Ontario and has had the opportunity to study with Paterson Ewen, David Blackwood and Otis Tamasauskas. Studies in Florence, Italy with the late Nicolas Novak of the Open Studio are fondly remembered as well.

 

Having spent formative artistic years in London, Steven discovered the Regionalism Movement that was still being felt in the early 1980's and sought to apply it to Durham Region. Durham Artfest (1992-95) and Oshawa Space Invaders (2013-2014) were ambitious attempts to celebrate culture on the home front involving a whole host of co-conspirators.

Self-portrait with Hagstrom and Bird, 2005, Digital print on aluminum