Steve Kestrel grew up in New Mexico, raising and training quarter horses. He resides with his wife, Cindi, on a 62-acre “wildlife preserve” in Colorado’s Redstone Canyon.
He won the James Earl Fraser Sculpture Award in 2019 & 2017 & the Prix de West Purchase Award in 2013 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
Gold Medal for Sculpture -‘The West Select’- 2011, 2012 & 2013 at the Phoenix Art Museum
Artists Choice Award- 2017, Featured Artist- 2011, ‘Best of Show’- 2005 & 2008 - at the Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale
Purchase Award,‘ Night of Artists Show’- 2013 at the Briscoe Art Museum
People’s Choice Award- 2007 & Red Smith Award- 2008 at the National Museum of Wildlife Art
Fishing for Diego
Rock Squirrel Nestingstone
Mourning Stretch (two doves)
Pondhawks At Waterline
Monument for the Last Horned Lizard