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As a former employee of Stelco, I have experienced the inner workings of the steel industry. More importantly, I was inspired to document the immediate energy and heat found within the four walls of the steel mills while also honouring a population of Hamiltonians. They deserve recognition for their endurance and productivity. I have captured these impressions through my oil paintings. With the significant changes and downsizing in the steel industry, many of the steel processes I present are no longer used. I believe this has harmed Hamilton in the form of job losses. I hope there might be some historical perspective to see in these paintings so that people can remember them as a historical record of the steel industry of Hamilton.
Steven's works have appeared in private and corporate collections.
Hamilton Art Sales and Rentals at the Hamilton Art Gallery
Burlington Art Centre
Earls Court Gallery
Dundas Valley School of Art Auction
I have also participated in solo and group shows. Most recently, I was one of a few artists featured in Building Cultural Legacies.