Steven DaLuz is known for figurative works and imagined landscapes, using both encaustic and a process he devised with metal leaf, oil, and mixed media. Born in Hanford, California, Steve retired from the Air Force after living 14 years abroad. He completed a bachelor’s degree in Social Psychology and a master’s degree in Management before earning a bachelor of fine arts degree in 2003. Identified as a “contemporary Luminist” on Wikipedia, his work is in private and corporate collections in 34 states and overseas. He has exhibited internationally and has been published in art books and magazines, such as Art in America, American Art Collector, Fine Art Connoisseur, the Huffington Post, Encaustic Art, Professional Artist, the International Drawing Annual, and The Artists. He is a frequent guest curator for Poets Artists magazine. A finalist for the 2015 Hunting Art Prize and Best of Show in the Bold Brush painting competition in 2018, DaLuz is represented by AnArte Gallery in San Antonio, Texas.