Born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Steve spent much of his youth abroad as the son of a U.S. Foreign Services officer. His family settled in Culpeper, Virginia after years of travel, where he completed high school. Drawing and painting became a favorite hobby in his teen years and he focused on abstract styles. Steve decided to pursue a career in graphic design and earned a BFA at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1992. He moved to Atlanta, Georgia shortly thereafter and founded an arts & literature publication entitled “Poets, Artists & Madmen”, where he learned the ropes of publishing. He moved back to Richmond in 2001 with his wife, and now acts as creative director at Richmond Magazine. He began to actively pursue his lifelong goal of being a professional artist in 2002. Steve, his wife Debbie, and their two daughters reside in the Forest Hill neighborhood of Richmond.
Steve has always been fascinated with humans' ability to transform the environment like no other species. Focused on urban sprawl and population centers, Steve creates scenes of fictitious cities, one color, shape and texture at a time. The result is "Populace," a series of abstracted networks of buildings and roads, viewed from the perspective of one looking at a miniature city, much like observing a cross-section of an ant colony. Along with more than 25 urban folk paintings, Steve continues his theme on paper using silk screen techniques.