About the Artist

Steven Young was born in Brantford, Ontario in 1983 and moved to Hornepayne in northern Ontario in 1992. He first tried rock as a medium while on vacation in Cuba in 1995. He uses acrylic paints on canvas and rock from a local quarry. Steve is most interested in high detail realism in wildlife and nature scenes.

 

From 1996 - 2002, Steve lived with his parents just east of Wiarton, Ontario overlooking Colpoy's Bay, a source of inspiration for many of his pieces. He has had no formal training in art. In October 2005, Steve graduated from Electrical Engineering Technology, Automated Systems, at Georgian College in Barrie. He was employed as a Satellite Operator in Allan Park, Ontario from 2012 - 2021. Steve currently works as an artist and webmaster full-time in Chesley, Ontario.

 

Steve with Canadian wildlife artist Robert Bateman

Steve with Canadian wildlife artist Robert Bateman 2009

Painting the Tiger

Artist Paul Duff and Steve

Artist Paul Duff and Steve  

Best in Show - Kempenfest 2007

"Best in Show" - Kempenfest 2007 - Barrie Ontario

Steve and The Mayor of Barrie, Dave Aspden, at Kempenfest 2007 - Won Best in Show

Steve and The Mayor of Barrie, Dave Aspden, at Kempenfest 2007

Painting the Panda

Lion's Head on the beautiful Bruce Peninsula

100 feet above the shore at Lion's Head on the beautiful Bruce Peninsula