ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born in 1939, Steve Winterbottom grew up in La Canada Flintridge 200 yards from his present residence and studio. (His only detour from Southern California was four years obtaining a Business Degree from Northwestern University and two years serving his country as a Naval Officer on a Destroyer out of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.)
Since childhood, Steve has been drawing faces and capturing likenesses. He began selling pencil and pastel portraits at age 16. In 1964, Steve took private lessons to learn to use oils and began to accept commissions. One of his early paintings of Walter Alston, LA Dodger Manager, hung at Dodger Stadium for many years. Another painting of Jim Ryun, the Miler, hung at Ryun,s high school in Wichita , Kansas.
From 1970 to 2000, Steve was totally involved raising a family and running his water treatment business. In 2001, having sold his business, Steve resumed his training at Art Center, College of Design in Pasadena. By 2003, he was accepting commissions for portraits, single and group, homes and landscapes. One of his commissions, of Audrey Skirball Kenis and her husband, Charles, hangs at the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood.
Steve has completed several projects for the internationally celebrated orthopedic surgeon and author, Dr. Lawrence Dorr and his "Operation Walk".
He has also completed projects for the renowned heart surgeon, Dr. Vaughn Starnes at USC Keck Medical Center. A few of the above mentioned portraits and other paintings are included in the Gallery section of this website.