All artwork past and present by Steve Knapp is protected by a copyright registered with the Government of Canada, Canadian Intellectual Property Office.
From an early age Steve's interest in art was inspired by his father who had received formal training in drawing and watercolour painting.In his early 20's he worked with fellow artists Bob Blenderman and Fred Schonberg and this led to exhibits in various art galeries and exhibitions in the Kingston area.In 1981 the opportunity to work as a subcontractor in the graphics industry in Toronto was offered to Steve and eventhough the other artists told him that his pursuit of fine art would suffer, he decided to accept the offer. While living in Oshawa and working in Toronto he continued to draw and paint in oils and in 1983 he had his first one man show in the Link Gallery at Edwards Gardens, Toronto. His career in graphic art took on greater responsibilities such as doing design work for 3M and eventually opening his own graphics business with his son Richard joining him as his partner. Their 28 years in business together involved not only designing but manufacturing and installing graphic materials in various applications. Just before retiring and turning over the business to his son they were able to design 4 facilities for the LPIA International Airport project in the Bahamas. The proposal was rated 1st overall and received very high marks for the design and sense of space. This led to the designing and manufacturing of logos,signage and interior graphic panels for 5 stores in the Bahamas. While this busness was exciting and kept Steve busy now with retirement he is able to concentrate more on his passion for fine art.