Born into a painter’s family, Steve Nethercott gained an awareness of the beautiful things in the world around him at an early age. Being raised in Jackson Hole, he was provided the opportunity to experience some of the most majestic settings in the world.
Steve’s father, Phill Nethercott, is a successful western landscape artist currently displaying work in Jackson Hole, Scottsdale, Vail, and Santa Fe galleries. When he was young, Steve remembers painting trips with his father and watching Phill paint for hours on end. Of course his exposure to this world created the perfect environment to develop his own artistic abilities. At a young age, Steve was drawing and painting alongside his father. To this day, his father proudly claims that Steve is a better draftsman than he.
Turning down an art scholarship to the prestigious “Art Center” in Pasadena, California, Steve completed a BFA at Brigham Young University - Idaho. Soon after college Steve pursued a career in the arts, but not fine arts. His high motivation level coupled with his desire to be his own leader led him to start his own graphic design business. For nine years he worked in the commercial art world completing high-end design projects for large clients such as Hewlett Packard, SBC communications (AT&T) and World Lending Group. His business travels took him from San Francisco, California to Atlanta, Georgia and various places in between. However, throughout his success as a designer, Steve never gave up his true passion for the fine and illustrative arts. During these years Steve would paint after work hours and into the nights.
Through countless painting sessions and critiques from his father and others, Steve began to hone in on the mechanical skills of painting. However, Steve suggests that the true strength of his work comes not from the mediums he may be using but from his experience as a designer. To him, art is more about the principles of design than the various techniques and mediums one may use.
With his release of Real Hero Posters, Steve has chosen to use various digital illustration techniques to achieve the look and feel he desires. With these posters, he wishes to touch the heart of everyone, but especially the youth. "In a world full of fantasy heroes and pop-stars, we should never forget the real heroes, with real courage, real strength, and real stories," says Steve. Through his artistic talents, Steve strives to capture the spirit of real heroes, the uniqueness of their world, the strength of their character, and the reality of their heroism.
Steve served a mission in Brazil, Recife South where he loved the people and served the Lord valiantly. He returned home and soon met, fell in love, and married his dear wife in the Boise temple. Steve is currently living among the peaceful mountains of northern Utah with his wife and four children. He is happily living out his dream to be an artist and raise a family in a small town.