About

Steven’s Artwork merges a unique blend of free flowing creativity with refined detail. With a heavy influence and admiration of the performing Arts. His command of color and technique, while remaining spontaneous, give his paintings an excitement and charm, that are contagious.
Steven Penafiel was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1967. Steven realized his calling as an artist in his very first art class when he was singled out by his teacher.

He started painting when he was thirteen years old, and at fourteen Steven won first place at his first juried art show. Although he earned a gegree in graphic design he is a completely self taught painter. Steven began specializing in large scale oil pantings in 1996, and sold his first series of large scales through Martial Studies in Lexington, Kentucky where his work was sold to collectors nationally and Internationally.

In 2005 Steven Penafiel began painting his romantic scenes, that are both ambitious and fun in his own unique style,which he entitled Melodic Deco.Inspired by music and dance Steven Penafiel creates an exciting blend of Contemporary and Art Deco .

Steven’s Artwork merges a unique blend of free flowing creativity with refined detail. With a heavy influence and admiration of the performing Arts. His command of color and technique, while remaining spontaneous, give his paintings an excitement and charm, that are contagious.
By 2006 He began showing his large scale Melodic Deco paintings. Since then Steven has maintained a steady schedule of shows from New York to Miami, and with a style that is immediately recognized he has steadily grown a following.

In Jan- Feb 2015 Steven Penafiel was featured on the cover of Around Town Magazine. He was also on the cover of the arts and culture section of the Sun Sentinal Newspaper in South Florida. In March of 2015 Steven’s Art was written about in Venice of Fort Lauderdale Magazine,and he was recently chosen as the 2015 poster artist at the Las Olas Art Show in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.In march of 2016 Steven ‘s newest painting was on the cover of Palm Beach Post Art Section.

Although Steven’s paintings are infused with music there is also a whimsical blend of fashion, dance, architecture, and theatre that exudes the feeling of a Broadway show.

His unique large scale paintings, although representational, are completely from his imagination, and are the culmination of over thirty five years of painting.