Steve Denny is an artist based in Topeka, KS. Steve grew up in rural Sedgwick County, where farms and cattle ranches dot the landscape. Today, he is one of the regions most accomplished watercolorists.
Mr. Denny’s paintings recall the artist’s intimate understanding of the natural beauty of rural Kansas. In addition to his landscapes, Mr. Denny captures the imagination with his engaging still life paintings, and his striking portraits and nudes. Mr. Denny received both his undergraduate degree in fine art and his master’s degree in education from Emporia State University. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, the Western Colorado Watercolor Society and the National Pastel Society.
In 2007, he participated in the Kansas Masters Invitational. He has been awarded the Top 200 Arts for the Parts in 2006 and Top 100 in 2005 with a judge's medal. In 2002, Mr. Denny was chosen as a finalist in the prestigious Arts for the Parks national juried competition held annually in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. His painting, Bent’s Fort, was selected as one of 50 winners from over 5,000 entries nationwide. He has been internationally published in commercial work for the Midwest Highland Arts Fund. Mr. Denny has been a secondary education teacher for many years in the Jefferson and Seaman school districts.
In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he continues to paint and exhibit his work. One of the regions most accomplished watercolorists, Steve Denny's paintings recall an intimate understanding of the natural beauty of life in rural Kansas. In addition to his landscapes, he captures the imagination with engaging still life paintings, as well as striking portraits and nudes.