Artist: Steve Lotus
Title: 1999 Medinah CC Official Poster
Size: 20" x 30"
About the Artist: From as far back as he can remember Steve has had a desire to draw and paint. Whenever possible he would go to the Chicago Public Library to take out the latest of the “How to Draw” series of books and for hours he would practice drawing.
In 1976, he married his college sweetheart, the former Susan Green, whom he had met while at Northern Illinois University. They have two children, Christopher, and Alecia. Both kids played on their high school golf teams.
An avid golfer and photographer for many years, Steve frequently would take photos as he made his way around the golf course, capturing scenes on film at both dawn and dusk. About 10 years ago, he began painting the courses he played. Being a golfer, Steve believed he could bring a unique perspective to golf art that would set him apart from other artists.
With a career propelled by numerous national awards and multiple Major Golf Championship commissions, a list that includes 7 PGA Championships, the 2003 US Open and other USGA and PGA Tour events, Steve Lotus has emerged as one of the county’s premier golf artists. Using color and texture in a style best described as impressionistic realism, Steve has produced a series of paintings, prints and posters depicting some of our nation’s finest golf courses. His emotional approach to landscape painting and his precise attention to detail allow him to capture the unique character of every golf course he paints. As a nationally award winning landscape artist for the past fifteen years, a student of architecture, and an avid golfer, Steve demonstrates a background well suited for the purpose