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Why the two dots over the letter 'i' in the name?

There's one for the birth of each daughter. 

It's also a 'ditto' mark – a signal to his bride.

  • The Steve Stinson Art Studio


Thanks for dropping by. Yours truly produces portraits, pet portraits, fine art and commercial art from my lovely, albeit overstuffed, studio in Southwest Virginia. It's actually just a room.


I am also the author and illustrator of many books for children and two non-fiction books for adults. I'm still looking for an agent who can drive a stick shift and doesn't use the word 'empower.'  Call me.


Of late I've specialized in large format art for pediatric hospitals.  These conjure up magical worlds where nobody wears a helmet. The idea is to take the wait out of a waiting room. Smaller versions of these can be found in the store.


Speaking of the store . . . The Steve Stinson Art Studio Store sells items under the Steve Stinson brand (got my name in there twice!), each created with original artwork.  In-store items include premium paper prints and posters, t-shirts, and a variety of household items. I'm still looking for a vendor who'll make vinyl or plastic plates and placemats for children.


My original fine art is represented by LinDor Arts in downtown Roanoke, Virginia.


I work in many different styles. I'm told artists don't normally do that. I don't care.

– Steve



About Steve Stinson


Occupation: Artist


Wife:
Patient and forgiving

Offspring: Less patient, equally forgiving

Home: World's smallest five-bedroom house

Education: B.A. English, Westminster College, Missouri


Children's Books

• "Squiffy & the Vine Street Boys in Shiver Me Timbers!" Muddy Boots Books

• "Grumpypants"

• "Where Kent Went,"

• "Darien the Crustatarian,"

• "Hay-Hay's Dog Has Her Day-Day,"

• "Whit's Matching Shoes,"

• "Ice for Rent" 

• "My Favorite Nursery Rhymes"


Books

• Bullet Bill Dudley: The Greatest 60-Minute Man in Football. Globe Pequot/Rowman & Littlefield.

• Co-author What Would Mary Ann Do? with Dawn Wells. Taylor Trade.


Commercial Art

• The Steve Stinson Art Studio is a full service shop – writing, editing, design, graphics, illustration, video production.


Other


• Ringmaster and juggler in "Circus Minimus," a show for children.

• Writer and performer in "Bad Poetry in Motion," a comedy troupe.

• Elementary school juggling coach.

• Founding Board Member, National D-Day Memorial Foundation.

• I rode a bicycle across Europe.  It was far.

• I rode a bicycle across the United States. It was farther.


Only thing worth mentioning


Ran the Virginia Ten-Miler while juggling three balls. Had seven drops. This was when I was young and limber.