Steve at the "Texas Masters" show, May 2008

Caricature by Rita Kirkman
January 2009

Steven Napper as seen by
Daniel Greene in 1988

  Born and raised in West Texas, he currently resides in Odessa Texas. He attended West Texas State University as an art major, receiving both a Bachelors and Masters degree.

After working as a commercial artist in Los Angeles, California, and as an art educator and administrator in Texas, Steven turned his full attention to fine art and developing workshops to share his skills.

Steven handles several mediums with distinctive freshness and strong use of color. His interaction of warm and cool, high and low contrast, strong color and his skills as a draftsman have made his work easy to distinguish and highly sought.
Dedication, love and talent has led Steven to be recognized over the past 40 plus years with both awards and membership in many of the most prestigious art organizations in America, in addition, both PBS and CBS have done features on his creations.


Pastel Society of America (PSA)
American Portrait Society (APSC)
National Western Artist (NWA)
American Plains Artist (APA)  Elected President 2011
Texas Wild Bunch (TWB)  Kerrville Show Chairman
Salmagundi Club
Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters (RMPAP)

American Plains Artist Reception at the Ellen Noel Musuem in Odessa, Texas - receiving the Southwest Art Publishers Award