Steve Oiestad was born and raised on a ranch near Big Timber and now makes his home and studio in the beautiful Sun River Valley concentrating mainly on the American cowboy and landscapes of present-day America. He spent his childhood years studying and sketching the animals in his environment and received a degree in Agricultural Education from Montana State University.
Steve is a27 year veteran of the CM Russell Auction. In 2004, he was honored with the prestigious "Honorary Chairman's Award". He has shown at the Montana Governor's mansion and the Dana Gallery. He is a signature member of the Montana Painters Alliance and twice he has been chosen for the "National Pastel Top 100" in the nation.