settlers west galleries
celebrating over 48 years of fine art

Steve Burgess, b.1960

Steve Burgess was born in Bristol, England, but his father’s membership in the Royal Air Force led to the artist growing up in Germany and Cyprus, along with his native country. From a young age he always traveled to each new place with a sketchbook in hand . He received his first commission at the age of 12, and at the age of 19 he too joined the Royal Air Force training as a photographer. This training enabled Steve to later travel to places like Africa, Canada and North America, both sketching and taking photos to a professional standard, which gave him quality material to work from.

Initially Steve painted mainly Aviation subjects, but in 1994 his focus shifted to wildlife. Being fairly pleased with the result he continued to paint wildlife and was initially greatly influenced by the late Simon Coombs’ work after having met him at an exhibition. Steve’s work has evolved into his own realistic style and he has been represented by prestigious galleries in both London and the USA.