International traveler and visionary artist, Steed was born and raised in Arizona and Nevada, from Italian and Swedish heritage. Steed often hiked through the rich nature of the deserts, mountains and forests. Fascinated by the many Native American tribes in those desert areas, the Hopi, Apache, Mohave, Navaho, Puebloan Peoples, Steed incorporates some of the Native American spirituality and shamanism into his works of art. He graduated from The University of Southern California with a degree in Psychology and has since enjoyed many years of coastal living in South Florida and Southern California, exhibiting his works of art in both areas.
Steed's art is influenced by his explorations on land and in the ocean- swimming, snorkeling and Scuba diving. These experiences are combined with his fascination with cultural religions, spirituality and mythos, as well as his general curiosity and imagination for energies, quantum physics and the hidden/unseen in general.
Steed currently resides in Redondo Beach, where he creates captivating fantasy images, works featuring his interest in Quantum Physics, terrestrial scenes and undersea scapes, which have been exhibited in galleries across the U.S. and in private collections. Additionally, Steed has created many custom/ commissioned pieces for clients.