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Steve Walker, a self-taught charcoal artist and civic- minded individual who grew up in Long Beach and currently resides in East Northport. After retiring from the corporate world, where he worked as a Corporate Accountant and an Enterprise Technology Account Executive, Steve joined a nonprofit, Rebuilding Together Long Island, as a volunteer. After starting out as a Home Visitor, then Outreach Coordinator, he became a Board Director and is currently helping the organization run as Vice President. The charity utilizes volunteers to provide free safety repairs to homeowners who are financially and physically unable to maintain their homes. Clients are low-income seniors, veterans, families and those with physical limitations.

Steve, an award-winning artist, was inspired by his mother who dabbled in art and did some incredible drawings while being legally blind. However, it wasn’t until after retirement that Steve started drawing as a hobby in 2015. He loves using charcoal which allows him to produce detailed images that are visually bold with an element of drama. He introduced pastels into many of his pieces for color and additional contrast and vibrance. Steve’s main focus is landmarks and architectural structures on Long Island and in New York City but includes scenes from Europe as well.

Steve’s hobby has blossomed into a fulfilling passion during retirement. He has had many solo art exhibits at places such as Barnes Gallery in Garden City South and Daniel Gale Sotheby’s Gallery in Northport. In addition, Steve has exhibited in numerous library galleries across Long Island. As of October 1st 2022 Steve has become a premier member artist at the Firefly Artist Gallery in Northport where his artwork has found a new home.

You can view his artwork on his website at:,
Facebook Page at:
and on Instagram @LongIslandCharcoalArtist.