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 Fenix Fayetteville Artist Collective and PAPO (Plein Air Painters of the Ozarks).

Steven’s artwork can be viewed at Fenix Gallery, 16 W.Center St. and The Chancellor Hotel in Fayetteville, Ar and by appointment at his studio in Goshen, Ar. Contact Steven at [email protected] or 479.200.7181. Works can also be viewed and purchased through Greg Thompson Fine Art, located at 429 Main Street, North Little Rock, Arkansas   http://gregthompsonfineart.com/