The Best of the Best: Contemporary Wildlife Art Retrospective Exhibit and Sale on display until December 31

Steve Kestrel

Steve Kestrel, <em>Waverly</em>, 2007, schist riverstone / slate, 10 x 30 x8 in. Collection of Dee & Michael Michaelis Steve Kestrel, Waverly, 2007, schist riverstone / slate, 10 x 30 x8 in. Collection of Dee & Michael Michaelis
Steve Kestrel, <em>Arc of Time / Raven Relic</em>, 2011, diabase riverstone / sandstone / slate / 22k gold leaf, 25 x 15 x 7.5 in. Collection of Bob & Mary Raynolds Steve Kestrel, Arc of Time / Raven Relic, 2011, diabase riverstone / sandstone / slate / 22k gold leaf, 25 x 15 x 7.5 in. Collection of Bob & Mary Raynolds
Steve Kestrel

Steve Kestrel grew up in southern New Mexico at the interface of the high desert and Sacramento mountains. The intellectual and tactile come together seamlessly in his stone carvings and bronze sculptures. Kestrel has won many prestigious awards including the Purchase Award at the Prix de West Invitational, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in 2013, and the Gold Medal for Sculpture, The West Select, Phoenix Museum of Art, in 2011-2013. Kestrel's work is featured in notable national publications, and is in the collections of several museums including the Denver Art Museum, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, the Gilcrease Museum and the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Kestrel now resides with his wife, Cindi, on a 43-acre wildlife preserve in Colorado’s Redstone Canyon.