Steve Palmer was born in Berkeley, California and raised by a poet and a painter, so it was in his blood to become an artist. One of Steve's earliest memories is being with his mom while she painted by the ocean, using their car as an easel. He has worked in a variety of materials but recently came back to the ocean with his humorous mixed media fish. Starting with a vintage crutch or paddle a tail, fins and teeth are created. Antique items and found objects are added and then wired. Steve is also an educator. He hopes people will see the connection between his use of things that might otherwise be discarded and the pollution of our waterways. An annual percentage of the sale of Steve's fish helps support environmental groups.