America's Horse in Art Artists' Biographies
Raised in Colorado, Steve Devenyns always enjoyed wildlife, the West and wide-open spaces. After an automobile accident in 1974, Steve spent a long recuperation period discovering the layers of his creativity and began his career as an artist. Although primarily self-taught, he has been influenced by many great painters, including Tucker Smith, Jim Wilcox, Robert Tommey and Ray Swanson.
Steve has been featured in many prestigious art magazines, including Art of the West, Southwest Art, U S Art, Inform Art and Western Horseman. He is a multiple gold medal winner at the Phippen Memorial Art Show in Arizona and has been named Artist of the Year for several national organizations. In 2011 he was the featured artist at the America’s Horse in Art Show at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo, Texas, and an honored artist at the Buffalo Bill Art Show in Cody, Wyoming.
His shows include the Quest for the West Show at the Eiteljorg Museum, the Western Visions Show at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the Buffalo Bill Art Show and the Cheyenne Frontier Days Art Show.