Steve Puttrich started his studies at the American Academy of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago. He received his degrees in architectural illustration, graphic design and fine art. Steve studied watercolor painting under the Academy’s Director, Irving Shapiro, and Oil Painting under Eugene Hall. After a 35-year career as an artist, designer, and Vice President of Creative Services and Innovation for an engineering and architectural firm. Steve enjoys teaching at The Palette and Chisel Academy of Arts in Chicago. Steve enjoys demonstrating his craft throughout various local venues and has won several awards in Plein Air Painting events as well as quick painting competitions.