Steve's Bio

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About Steve

Born in Rosedale, Alabama. A little suburb in Homewood, Steve R. Skipper is

the younger Son of Johnnie and Elnora Skipper. Having no formal training in

Art, he gives all honor and glory for his gift to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He also credits his deep love for his older Brother Don asĀ the one who inspired him to draw, but becoming a Christian in 1976 rendered a falling in love experience with Jesus which ignited the gift into a Fine Art publisher known as Anointed Homes Art.

The first African American Artist to do sanctioned and officially licensed Artwork for the University of Alabama, Auburn University, the Dallas Cowboys, NASCAR, the Professional Bull Riders, the PGA, as well as the Washington Redskins. He was personally chosen by University of Alabama Head Football Coach Nick Saban to enter into contract with him as Official and endorsed Artist for his National Championship Commemorative Paintings and Limited Editions.

With formal commissions from the Davey Allison Estate, Bobby Allison Enterprises, Coach Ray Perkins, the late Derrick Thomas, the late Earl Woods, Jim Dent, Hale Irwin,Ozzie Newsome, Nick Saban, Tommy Tubberville, Doug Williams, Michael Vick and the Dallas Cowboys Jason Witten, to name a few. Steve has been blessed to have his work included in the fine art collections of George Landegger of New York and famed Comedian BillCosby. Truly one of the most illustrious Art careers in Fine Art history.

His work has been featured in unveilings at The MGM Grand, Caesars Palace,Planet Hollywood and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

His work is collected internationally and is featured on permanent display at the Paul W. Bryant Museum, the Eddie G. Robinson Museum, the Lousiana Sports Hall of Fame, Auburn Universities Lovelace Museum, the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, the College Football Hall of Fame, the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.

His work has been featured and sold on the QVC Network and in partnership with the Collegiate Licensing Company with the University of Alabama along with the Crimson Tide Network and Auburn University. He has also entered into partnership Agreement with Dallas Cowboys Merchandising in their stadium store at Cowboys Stadium as well as team stores around the state of Texas.

Steve was selected by the Gene Stallings Family to do a Painting and Limited Edition featuring their late Son John Mark and very recently from the Family of the legendary Grambling State Head Football Coach Eddie G. Robinson to do the same. Selected in 2011 to take part in an Exhibition at the National Art Museum of Sports in Indianapolis, Indiana, Steve was named one of the top 50 Sports Artist in the world.

Steve was honored to be commissioned by the City of Birmingham to do The Official Original and Limited Edition Commemorative Artwork celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement as well as a formal commission from legendary Washington Redskin Quarterback Doug Williams to do the Official Commemorative Artwork celebrating Doug's Super Bowl MVP performance. Most recently Steve was commissioned by the Mayor of Selma, Alabama to do an Original Painting and Limited Edition Commemorative celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the crossing of the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

The project was formally embraced and endorsed by Ambassador Andrew Young, Reverend CT Vivian, Reverend Joseph E. Lowery and Congressman John Lewis. The first Reproduction was requested by Mrs. Lucy Baines Johnson to be received and ceremoniously hung on permanent display in the LBJ Presidential Library. The first Civil Rights Artwork and the first by an African American Artist. Steve is currently fulfilling commissions from the Family and Estate of the late football icon Kenny Stabler and with the Alabama Sports Foundation as well as a formal commission from the Government of the Bahamas to do a Commemorative Painting and Limited Edition celebrating the visits of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to private island in Bimini where he wrote two of his most awesome speeches in 1964 and 1968. The Artist was invited to Bimini in August 2017 to visit and photograph the scene where Dr. King escaped to and is now back in his Studio working on the Original Painting which will be unveiled in BiminiĀ Bahamas in December 2017.

"It's been quite a ride with Christ doing all of the driving and many miles yet to go".

All of the Artwork by Steve R. Skipper on this website is copyrighted by Anointed Homes Art LLC.
Any unauthorized use of any of these images is prohibited by law and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.