local artists on vancouver island
Born and raised in Victoria, British Columbia, Steve was educated at the Kootenay School of Art in Nelson, B.C., receiving a Certificate in Graphic Design. The majority of his career was been spent working in the field of graphic design while simultaneously developing his fine art. Now Steve concentrates mainly on fine art that he produces in the home studio he shares with his wife and fellow artist, Lee (Lowther) Kergin.
Steve has been involved in many juried shows, exhibitions and festivals, including a number of “Sooke Fine Arts” shows, “The Nature of Island Artists”, the “TD (Moss St.) Paint-In”, Victoria Art Gallery’s “Small Works Show” and the “Sidney Fine Arts Show”. Steve views art as a fundamental form of communication that allows an artist to express a unique inner vision that reflects the experience of many people.