Artist Steven Schneider was born in Lake Charles, LA in 1955 – a time where playing outdoors was all a kid wanted to do. Having a passion for nature, science and the arts, Steven received a BS degree with a minor in Fine Arts from The University of Louisiana Lafayette (formerly USL) in 1978. He pursued his art career in Lafayette, LA as a fine artist/illustrator/graphic designer until moving to Donaldsonville, LA in 2004. There, Schneider and his wife Cynthia owned and operated Schneider Art Gallery and an award winning Cajun/Creole restaurant. The sculptural series “RiverSpirit” was inspired by walks and gatherings along the Mississippi River which ran just over the levee from Schneider’s studio.
Steven’s desire to be in nature inspired the couple to purchase a home in Goshen, AR in 2014. With 5 acres overlooking the White River, Steven designed and built an art studio on the property where he continues to create and refine his vibrant, energetic style paintings. Known as a talented colorist and landscape painter, Schneider’s works have been included in numerous shows including the “Delta Exhibition” at the Arkansas Arts Center and the Arkansas Arts Council’s “Small Works on Paper” exhibit. His work can be found in many corporate and private collections including, The Womans Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA; Belle Alliance Plantation, Donaldsonville, La.; Our Lady of Lourdes, Lafayette, LA; Gaar Law Firm, Lafayette, LA. and George’s Inc, Springdale, Ar.
Steven is a member of PAPO (Plein Air Painters of the Ozarks), ANA (Artist of Northwest Arkansas) and the Fenix Fayetteville artist collective.