Steve McGinty was born in 1959 in Salt Lake City, Utah and continues to live there today with his wife and children. At the age of ten, McGinty began painting in oils with his grandfather who as also an artist. Two years later his grandfather bought him his first paint set. This gift, along with the continued support of his grandfather, gave McGinty the desire to share his talent.
Steve McGinty admires the spontaneity and light of the Impressionists and the rich values of the Old Masters. He saw many of these works first hand on his travels in Russia, Paris and England. Coupled with his education in art at the University of Utah, McGinty combined his wealth of knowledge to create his own style. Using an extremely limited palette, he acquires amazing color harmony in each painting. He continues his education through painting and studying with other artists, visiting museums and art shows and reading art books.