Steven Heyen







Steven Heyen

Steven Heyen

Cremorne, NSW


Steven Heyen was born in Papua New Guinea and grew up all around the world, including Fiji, Kenya, Indonesia and Malaysia. Drawing was his principal form of entertainment - usually ships, aircraft, animals and soldiers. He began painting in oil paints in his early teens and continued painting through the eighties and nineties, focusing mainly on wildlife and aviation subjects.

In 2000 Steven decided to focus purely on landscape art for a few years. Curiously, the years spent in this genre enhanced his aviation art, which he continues to sell to a ready global market.

Today he splits his painting load between landscape and aviation art. This site is dedicated to his aviation work, which focuses primarily on World War 1 & 2 subjects. He meticulously researches each painting, ensuring that minor details are attended to; the fall of light on metallic surfaces, the weathering of painted surfaces, and the light experienced at altitude. He and pays particular attention to creating realistic compositions to convey the emotions and conditions of an encounter, or of a particular period. For example, the cold at height, the fear and loneliness as a bomber becomes aware of an imminent attack by fighters, thirty thousand feet up, or the sensations of high altitude, where a battle take on an entirely new perspective.

Originals of the prints available on this site are also sometime available for sale at:



Mosquito Plague by Steven Heyen


Razorback Ramrod by Steven Heyen


Escort Duty by Steven Heyen


The Strafing Party by Steven Heyen


To Lead by Example by Steven Heyen


Afternoon Sweep by Steven Heyen


Dawn Incursion by Steven Heyen


Broken Reverie by Steven Heyen


Soaring Eagle by Steven Heyen


Maintain Angels Two-four by Steven Heyen


The Welcome Calm by Steven Heyen


Cadillacs Rising by Steven Heyen


No Way Through by Steven Heyen


Gentle Annie by Steven Heyen


The Chase by Steven Heyen


A Brief Respite by Steven Heyen


Danger Cold Fear and Courage by Steven Heyen


G for George by Steven Heyen


Agility Speed and Beauty by Steven Heyen


The Man 'O War II by Steven Heyen


High-Stakes Gamble by Steven Heyen


The Escorts by Steven Heyen


Still They Come by Steven Heyen


In the Hands of a Master by Steven Heyen


Undesirable Company by Steven Heyen


Finding a Gap by Steven Heyen


Encounter by Steven Heyen