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STEVE DANIELS, Illustrator, musician

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While in high school Steve was an artist for a printing company and prepared renderings for architects. Joining the Air Force, Steve became staff artist and did artist concepts of top secret aircraft. After his military service he was art director for the publications department of the Medical University in Charleston, South Carolina. Moving back to his home state of North Carolina Steve designed and built marine science exhibits for three public aquariums. He was also an underwater photographer and ran an underwater search and rescue team. Since 1984, Steve and his wife Carol have run their own art studio where he works as a free-lance artist preparing illustrations for architects, magazines, museums and the military. Steve also writes and illustrates his own children’s books as well as illustrating books for others. He has three books self-published. One of his books, “Cubby To The Rescue” has become a favorite of children everywhere. With fourteen episodes written, Steve is looking for an animation studio to create a DVD series. Steve has also completed one novel based on a true story about one of his diving expeditions in Florida. Stumbling on an ancient burial ground, now under water, the divers find remains of Indians 6,000 years old with brain tissue still intact. This along with spirit world events, drug smuggling and murders made for an exciting novel. Three more novels are in the works but his desire is to write an illustrate children’s books for the rest of his life. Over 18 have been written and he is working on illustrations for them.

            Steve is also a musician. He has been playing the guitar since the age of four and has had no formal training in art or music. He has cut six albums, easy listening background instrumentals. For many years he played background music for very high-end restaurants.