Born in Kennewick, Washington, Steele relocated to Utah in his teens, graduating from University of Utah in 2002 with a BFA in Painting and Drawing. He continued his education at the Helper Workshops, an art education and apprenticeship program in Helper, Utah, under the instruction of artists David Dornan and Paul Davis. He currently lives in Helper with his family.
His work can be found in many collections, including Raymond James Financial, San Francisco Giants Executive Offices, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, Academy Award-Winning Producer Michael Sugar, golfer Fred Couples’ personal collection, and in multiple Delta Airline Sky Club lounges throughout the US.
Steele considers himself to often be on the outside of the Art World looking in. Rather than fitting into any specific movement, he's best described as an Art Chameleon, using his work to comment on the history of art as a whole. To do so, he incorporates many different processes of painting and isn’t tied down by any one style.
However, with an education built upon classical training, he enjoys utilizing the techniques and processes of the old masters with a contemporary sensibility. What results is a paradoxical reverence for art with playful and sometimes pointed commentary.