Steve Creighton grew up near Warsaw, Indiana. He majored in both Art and Business at Valparaiso University as an undergraduate and continued his art education with graduate art courses at Indiana University. His oil paintings have won numerous awards including multiple Best of Show distinctions. Creighton’s paintings are held by collectors from coast to coast. His studio is in Warsaw where he lives with his wife, Sue. He is a member of Oil Painters of America, National Oil & Acrylic Painters' Society, Hoosier Salon and several Indiana Art Guilds and Associations. The ARTIST'S STATEMENT: Painting requires a concept...an underlying abstract idea...and a plan for solving problems of light, value, edges, form and color. It requires the artist to select...not to copy...and to decide what to emphasize and what to diminish or eliminate. Say what needs to be said and leave the rest to the viewer’s imagination.