Steve M. Seikel discovered at a young age that he had a natural talent in drawing, winning various art awards in school and developing a strong interest in architecture.
I have always been driven to be creative whether it be designing a building, making something with my hands, drawing or painting. I have to be creative!
After graduating high school, he pursued a degree in architecture while working in the construction and restaurant industry. In 1988 while finishing his degree, he established Steve’s Rib BBQ restaurant in Edmond, OK.
In 2010, he was encouraged by his wife and cousin, that pursuing fine art would be far cheaper than construction projects. After starting an oil painting class, he soon decided to build an art studio onto his home. He then joined with other local artists to form the “Oklahoma Artists Invitational” in 2010 and has become known for his cityscapes and European paintings from trips abroad. Along with commissions Steve has shown in The Art Auction-OKA+Schools, The Art Group, La Baguette, 50 Penn Place Art Gallery and won the People’s Choice award at the Bartlesville Price Tower art show.
One of the original founders of Oklahoma Artists Invitational art shows, Steve has received the Founding Artists award for showing in ten OAI art shows. He and two other artist have been in every OAI show since 2010. Steve serves as the set-up chairman of Oklahoma Artists Invitational, LLC.