About The Artist

I go on location to shoot all my photographs.

At the north coast; a morning sunrise can illuminate waves, or seagulls hanging out with a raven might be photographed. Old ships in harbor, with their unique character, are sometimes captured on film. At sunset, children at play were photographed. Changing light and conditions brings drama to beautiful coastal scenes.

In the Sierras, late winter brought beautiful snow to create a lakeside tranquility that proved photo worthy. One photograph caught a unique scene: Icicles hanging from a flume creating an unusual picture. I passionately explore some high altitude areas to create pictures like “Mountain Brook”, or “High Sierra Lake”. Equally moving to me is getting to know some exotic animals; a White Siberian Tiger, an Artic Fox, or a domestic mountain lion. Though at an animal park, it's the expressions seen on these animals that add a special touch. I cultivate relationships with them that is truly heartfelt.

Steve Thompson

Previous Shows


July 12 - Aug. 7, 2006

Artist Showcase #3, Plaza Arts Center

Showed Original, “Juried” Seascape Photographs

Show location: Plaza Arts Center, Healdsburg, CA 95448

Estelle Watts. Chairperson (707) 431-1970

Jan. 18 – Feb. 12, 2007

Artist Showcase #1, Plaza Arts Center

Showed (8) Original “Juried”

Photographs of seascape, landscape, and exotic animals received “Best of Show” for a body of work award.

Show location: Plaza Arts Center, Healdsburg, CA 95448

Estelle Watts, Chairperson (707) 431-1970

May 4 – May 30, 2007

Spring Fever Arts Show, Plaza Arts Center

Showed (1) Original “Juried” Photograph

Show location: Plaza Arts Center, Healdsburg, CA 95448

Joyce Powers, Chairperson (707) 431-1970

June 27 – July 23, 2007

Artists Showcase #4, Plaza Arts Center

Showed Original “Juried” Photographs of Coastal, Sierras, And Exotic Animals

Show location: Plaza Arts Center, Healdsburg, CA 95448

Estelle Watts. Chairperson (707) 431-1970

Aug. 29 - Sept. 23, 2008

Artists Showcase #4, Plaza Arts Center

Showed original “Juried” Photographs of coastal, sierras, and exotic animals

Show location: Plaza Arts Center, Healdsburg, CA 95448

Estelle Watts, Chairperson (707) 431-1970

Feb. 21, 2010 – Present

Travelodge Motel

Show Location: 76 N. Main St. Fort bragg, CA 95437

Showing Original Custom Framed Photographs

Don Whitteaker, Manager (707) 964-4787

Mar. 3, 2010 – Present

Mendocino Arts Center, Little Lake St, Mendocino, CA 95460

Showing (3) original custom framed photographs: “Raven's Flight” (SOLD)

“Noyo Sunset”

“Wave Patterns”

Jessica Wade, Gallery Director (707) 579-5410

Mar. 7, 2011 – Jan. 8, 2012

Thomas Kinkade Gallery

244 Coddingtown Mall

Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Showed (27) Custom-Framed Photographs

Sherrie Martin, Owner (707) 579-5410

I would love to hear from you!

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about my work