Raised in Colorado, Steve Devenyns always enjoyed wildlife, the West and wide-open spaces. He is a horseman and outdoorsman who enjoys time in the mountains and working with fellow ranchers. After an automobile accident in 1974, Devenyns spent a long recuperation period discovering the layers of his creativity and began his career as an artist. Although primarily self taught, he has been influenced by many great painters including Tucker Smith, Jim Wilcox, Robert Tommey and most of all by Ray Swanson.
Steve Devenyns has been featured in many prestigious art magazines, including Art of the West, Southwest Art, U S Art, Inform Art and the Western Horseman as well as many others. He is a multiple Gold Medal Winner at the Phippen Memorial Art Show in Arizona and has been named Artist of the Year for several national organizations. In 2006, Devenyns won the Peoples Choice Award at the Buffalo Bill Art Show, and in 2010 won the Artists Choice Award at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Wyoming. In 2012, he was the Featured Artist at the Americas Horse in Art Show at the AQHA Museum in Amarillo Texas, and an Honored Artist at the Buffalo Bill Art Show in Cody Wyoming. In 2016 he was inducted into the Academy of Western Artists at Ft. Worth Texas and in 2019 won the Bob Kuhn Award for Drawing at the National Museum of Wildlife Art Museum show in Jackson Wyoming
His other shows include the Quest for the West Show at the Eiteljorg Museum, the Western Visions Show at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the Buffalo Bill Art Show at the Center of the West Museum and the Cheyenne Frontier Days Art Show.