Steve (SteveOrino) Phelps is a former Green Beret, present day Skydiving Instructor and psychotherapist, whose artwork portrays the warrior spirit, past & present.

Warriors are forceful souls; they embody qualities of strength, courage and determination. Warrior souls tend to see life in terms of causes to serve, struggles to be overcome, battles to be won. They like to be on the front line with their trusted comrades, and strongly value both courage and loyalty. The basic drive of the righteous Warrior is to "liberate the oppressed." Warriors are invariably attracted to some sort of challenge. The challenge could be anything — the forces of nature, an invading army, undesirable elements in the community, social injustice, racial prejudice, or oneself. Fulfilment, for the Warrior, comes in the form of victory over the given challenge. Mature Warriors, by now disillusioned with warfare and violence, try to throw their forcefulness into more meaningful challenges and causes. Older Warriors tend to become more philosophical and seek pure self-expression through mastery of their forceful nature. SteveOrino's paintings are an attempt for all of us to nourish the warrior spirit in ourselves. His hope is that each person who experiences his art can find their own warrior spirit expressed on the canvas.
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