Born March 28, 1959 in Boston, MA and raised as a child on Martha’s Vineyard, MA, Steve Mills moved to Walpole, MA with his family as a young teen though he has continued to summer on Martha’s Vineyard. Every child drew when young, though Mills requested a pencil over crayons to get better detail. This fascination with detail became his calling card. He sold his first drawing at the age of 11 and has been selling ever since.
His early paintings were mostly of landscapes, which were influenced by the works of Andrew Wyeth. Photorealism really became his interest through the work of Richard Estes after seeing a show in Boston, MA. Since then he has pursued this passion, having studied, met and even displayed with some of the great masters of photorealism.