Steve Magee is a Fairﬁeld based painter. He remembers being a 10-year-old, fresh from the baseball ﬁeld, avidly soaking up the atmosphere at Scarpantoni’s Art Studio, Spring Valley, New York. While baseball faded, due to a knee injury, his art career flourished as he majored in Graphic arts and Communication at Syracuse University. A successful career followed as Advertising Art Director, Creative Director and Graphic Designer, leaving his mark on clients ranging from the Fortune 500, to friends opening a new local restaurant. Switching careers in 2005, he got his license as a General Contractor, building luxury homes over the following decade. Real estate development appealed to his love of architecture and design, but it wasn't long before he started to yearn for the art world of his youth. He discovered the Silvermine Arts Center in 2017, and after taking a one-day oil painting class with Alex McFarlane, he was hooked. Many paintings later, his visual awareness has never been at a higher level.