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Steven K. Sheffield

Steven Kingsbury Sheffield was born in 1961. He is a watercolorist and painter known for his abstract expressionism and visionary realism in landscapes. He lives and works in Salt Lake City.

Sheffield earned a BA from Brigham Young University in 1984 where Robert Marshall was an influence. He later earned an MBA from Utah State University (1988). The subject of his constantly changing work is an abstraction of a form or figure and which uses that abstract imagery to interpret his sense of landscape.

Sheffield won a jurors' award from Utah Art Council's '04 Mixed Media & Works on Paper exhibition for Open Window IILook Deeper, an acrylic and water soluble crayon piece, was part of the Utah Art Councils '01 Mixed Media & Works on Paper exhibition.Flight of Angels (1996) won an award of merit at the Springville Museum of Art spring salon.

Biography adapted from material supplied by the Artist.

Beginning even in early childhood, artist Steven K. Sheffield has expressed himself through painting, only once on his mother's walls. He has a B.A. from Brigham Young University and a Master's Degree from Utah State University. "My art is continually changing; distinctly different in style, it is all based in abstract design; landscape or non-representational." He works on synthetic paper, treated panels, as well as canvas. "I let the creative process lead me, often using multiple mediums in one piece." Steve uses that same enthusiastic vigor while teaching; enjoying the camaraderie it brings with his fellow artists in his studio at Artspace City Center in downtown Salt Lake City. He has exhibited in numerous shows, receiving many awards, including 4 "Best of Shows." He is a signature member, and past chairman of the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, and is a lifetime-honorary member and past president of the Utah Watercolor Society.

Biography courtesy of the Artist.

For more information please visit the Artist's Website.

Newspaper Articles

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, October 25, 1998.

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, June 14, 1998.

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, September 8, 1996.

"Galleries." The Deseret News, July 30, 1995.

"Going With the Flow." The Salt Lake Tribune, May 6, 2001.

"Participating Artists." The Deseret News, March 31, 2002.

"Showing at Local Galleries." The Deseret News, December 1, 2002.

"Showing at Local Galleries." The Deseret News, October 8, 2000.

"Showing at Local Galleries." The Deseret News, March 14, 1999.

"S.L. Event to Mix Paris, Health." The Deseret News, April 11, 2004.

"Utah '98' at Salt Lake's Union Pacific Depot." The Salt Lake Tribune, June 1998.

"Winners of the Bountiful/ Davis Art Center Statewide Competition." The Deseret News, March 9, 2003.


Olpin, Robert S., William C. Seifrit, and Vern G. Swanson. Artists of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 1999.

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