Steve Harris has been drawing and painting since he was five years old. After graduation from college Steve pursued a free-lance advertising career in Dallas which included a 15 year stint with the Dallas Cowboys as an artist and photographer.
For years sports and action dominated his paintings but he decided to trade the glitter, bright lights and cheering crowds for the lowing of cattle, the rural shade of a blue sky and the brilliant colors of the rainbow.
“I loved my career,” Steve admits, “but it came to a point where I wanted my artistic influence to come from personal experience, not from the sidelines.”
It’s now from the sweat of his own brow he feels he can paint his vision of today’s west. Steve continues to feature the working cowgirl - the missing link - he believes, in Western Art.
“My work is simple. It’s about contrasts.” Steve says. “And what better contrast than the softness of a woman against the rough and hard surroundings of the ranch?”