Born to a family that valued experiencing the Australian landscape, as adventurers, discoverers and recorders, Steve developed an early interest in a view of the world around him.
Creative endeavour was encouraged and he attended community art classes from as young as a 7yo in an old tin shed near the footy ground. Those early works explored the world he lived in, sandy tracks through the Melbourne bayside tea tree scrub as suburbia grew around him.
Weekends away to the mountains, the coast, the deserts, any wild landscape within 5 hours in the family car, nurtured and developed a passion for the Australian landscape.
A couple of years of study for an architecture degree (RMIT 1970-71) confirmed Steve's passion for getting out into the natural world, and formal education was abandoned for a life of knocking about the bush, as a carpenter and builder, as a carpenter, builder, designer, horseman, writer and artist, forever restless and looking for new horizons. Along the way Steve developed a lifelong habit of recording his observations and adventures in travel journals.
Now long settled in the High Country, Steve has built a life of family, art, horses and adventure, with his wife Kath, sons Lin and Clay and their successful horse tour enterprise Bogong Horseback Adventures. Along the way as expedition leader and guide, both with the horses in the High Country and regularly with 4WD tours of remote outback Australia, Steve has continued his travels through the landscape.