Steve Kestrel2013 Artist
2013 Artwork Coming Soon
About the Artist
Steve Kestrel grew up in New Mexico and studied natural sciences at Eastern New Mexico University and sculpture at Colorado State University. He and his wife, Cindi, now reside in Colorado's Redstone Canyon. At the 2008 Western Visions, he won the Red Smith Award, and in 2007, he won the People's Choice Award. In 2005 and 2008, he won Best of Show at the Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale. His work is in the collections of Gilcrease Museum, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Eiteljorg Museum, Wichita Art Museum, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Booth Western Art Museum, Leanin' Tree Museum, and Brookgreen Gardens.
What artist inspires you? Why?
Boris Gilbertson, my mentor from Santa Fe, New Mexico, because his imagination and technical skills were equally matched, and he was a "direct carver."
How do you come up with an idea for a new piece of artwork?
Direct observations of nature, reading about the latest research in ecology, and just constantly "brainstorming."
Where is the most inspirational place you've visited lately?
Grand Canyon-"the book of ages"-if you know the language.