My name is Steve VanDeVanter. I am an artist creating handcrafted paintings and wood sculptures, currently in Indianapolis, Indiana. With interests in nature, surrealism and an eye for detail, you will find works of earthly inspiration, while others are a series of designs, riddled with hidden meanings and storytelling, exposing the psyche of the creator.
Growing up with strong influence and support from my maternal grandmother, who was also an oil painter, drawing and painting was a large part of my earliest memories. Struggling through those adolescent years, drawing and doodling became my introverted escape from reality. During high school, I had the honor to study under and be inspired by a wonderful teacher and friend, Kay Clay. The instruction and freedom she gave helped me earn accolades in numerous competitions, including a scholarship to John Herron School of Art and Design. At John Herron, I earned a BFA in Painting with a minor in Art History. Currently, I am the owner of Immix Home Installations, a window and door company. I also manage VDV Imagery, offering original art, oil portraits, murals and more.