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Steven Kippels' Paintings

Steve's Bio


A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Steven L. Kippels, has long been interested in art and architecture in the natural and built environment. He started painting at an early age, in the 1960’s, studying under local artists and briefly under nationally acclaimed watercolorist Elliot O’Hara. Steven often painted on-site local abandoned & working industrial areas in the Pensacola, FL & Mobile, AL areas. In 1973, he received a Bachelor of Architecture from Auburn University and is a Georgia Registered Architect with extensive commercial & residential architectural experience. He founded his own architectural firm, Kippels & Associates, in 1988 in Atlanta, Georgia and moved his practice to Greene County, GA in 2004 and continues to practice today. He has designed several well-known landmark commercial buildings in the local area. 

Steven has continued to paint watercolors and oils for personal edification and paints with visiting instructional artists and with a studio group of watercolorists and oil painters every Monday in Greensboro, Georgia. He is a member of the Georgia Watercolor Society, Greensboro Arts Alliance, has won several first-place ribbons in The Plaza Arts Center Art Exhibition in Putnam County and has artwork displayed in various public venues in the area. 

Steve and his wife Liz have owned a home in Greene County since 1991 & have lived & worked full time in Greensboro, GA since 2004. 

Steve's Work

Steve's work can be seen at his gallery on this website.

Steven Kippels' paintings. 

Block Building

This building is in Hwy 44 about halfway between Greensboro & Eatonton, GA in an old pecan orchard and farmland. It has always caught my eye because the seasons change around it yet it stays the same. This early Spring scene shows the dormant wisteria branches wrapping the utility pole & some early daffodils just starting to bloom.

Lobster House

An example of pen and India ink on watercolor paper with a homage to Henry Gasser in the bent telephone pole. From an old photograph of a long-forgotten lobster trap house.

Gray Horse Circle Farm

This working farm scene outside of Greensboro in Greene County, GA is set in the dead of Winter with one green short needle pine among the other dormant deciduous trees offsetting the red farm sheds. The light & shadows are diffuse because of the overcast cloudy sky.

Omaha GA Post Office

This pen and India ink with watercolor washes is from the abandoned Post Office in rural Omaha, GA. After the photograph by Andy Kite from his book “Vanishing Towns of Rural Georgia”. “This was the Omaha post office for many years before it was moved to its current location across the street. It became a restaurant after its stint as a post office.” – “Vanishing Towns of Rural Georgia”.

Kopper Kettle

This is from a photograph of the Kopper Kettle in downtown Auburn, AL. The diner and that half of the downtown block was totally demolished by an early morning explosion in 1978 caused by a gas leak beneath the restaurant. No one was injured. I shared many meals during my Auburn college days at the Kopper Kettle.

Turnwold Cabin

This cabin is slowly deteriorating on the Turnwold Plantation outside of Eatonton, GA, where Joel Chandler Harris of Uncle Remus fame once worked for plantation owner Joseph Addison Turner. Harris was a “printer’s devil” (typesetter) for Turner who published “The Countryman” a weekly newspaper published during the Civil War from the plantation.