With an education built upon classical training, Steele enjoys utilizing the processes
of the old masters with a contemporary sensibility; never staying in one place for too long.
The result is a wide-ranging body of work, not always still life, portraiture or landscape
but often somewhere in between. His melding of art history and pop culture references
with a classic glaze and scumble technique keeps his ever-changing process current, fresh
Born in Kennewick, Washington, Steele relocated to Utah in his teens, graduating from
University of Utah in 2002 with a BFA in Painting and Drawing. He continued his
education at the Helper Workshops, an art education and apprenticeship program
in Helper, Utah, under the instruction of artists David Dornan and Paul Davis. He currently
lives in Helper with his family.
His work can be found in many collections, including Raymond James Financial,
San Francisco Giants Executive Offices, the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation,
and golfer Fred Couples’ personal collection.