Born in Macau, China, Steve Hu immigrated to Hawaii as a teenager in 1967. After receiving his BFA degree from the University of Hawaii, Hu continued his venture in fine art development to further his knowledge and skill in painting by taking workshops and classes with local and national renowned artists. The artist moved to Washington State in the late 1990’s after he resided in the aloha state for three decades.
Watercolor was Steve’s painting medium since an early age. In recent years he furthered his study into oil painting, focusing on maritime themes. In Hu’s post impressionistic artwork, the artist is able to combine his dedicated work ethic and skill to create art from the beauty, richness and love of nature through brush and paint. In his paintings, the viewers can share his feeling, emotion and impression through the heart warming, delicate and colorful blend of impressionistic romance and occasionally with a poetic touch that depicts the artist’s Chinese cultural heritage.
As a frequent participant in juried exhibitions, Hu’s paintings has won various awards and merits of Honor. Steve Hu’s artwork is in private collections of fine art collectors, business professionals and corporations in Hawaii and the Pacific Northwest.
Currently Hu is a Charter and Signature member of Pacific Rim Institute of Marine Artists, in addition to American Society of Marine Artists and Evergreen Association of Fine Arts.