Steve Berman is a very passionate artist, designer and builder. He has always been intrigued with art and is completely self taught in all of his skills. Steve started his career by building custom homes with his family. He built his first custom home at the age of 21, and has gone on to build large custom homes throughout the San Fernando Valley, in prestigious Calabasas, Sedona Arizona and overlooking the oceans of Malibu.
Steve moved to Arizona in 2003 to head the design and construction of a One Of A Kind resort in Sedona called The Adobe Grand Villas. The resort consisted of 16 extremely unique, large, luxurious, custom themed rooms. This was exceptionally challenging, as each room would have to be completely unique, and feel as if you were walking into a different world or a different time. The rooms ranged from elegant Tuscan, to rustic western and even cutting edge high tech industrial themes. Steve custom designed and hand built almost every derail in each room from the massive 4’ X 9’ front doors that were so outrageous that some even featured functioning waterfalls, beds that appear to be floating in air and furniture and light fixtures which were unique to each room. Due to the over the top designs of the rooms and amazing staff, the Adobe Grand Villas has gotten critical acclaim, and has gone on to win numerous awards. It has been rated one of the top 25 hotels in the country for the past two years. It is also rated on of the top 10 romantic destinations in the country and is on the list as one of the top 50 small hotels in the world by the elite, world renowned "Conde Nast Traveler". The Adobe Grand Villas also holds the title of the number one place to stay in all of Arizona. The Adobe Grand Villas has also maintained a four-diamond rating for the past eight years, and has recently been awarded a five star rating. The resort has been featured in many magazines, newspapers articles and videos.
It is difficult to put into words this amazing place so if you can please visit.
At age 25 Steve opened a company named Steel Visions that created unique functional art sculptures. He combined industrial steel, copper, wood and glass to create cutting edge pieces of art and started displaying his works in the local art circuit.
At the same time Steve started Steel Visions, he began playing the guitar, and being an artist, he was not happy with just playing a boring guitar. He decided to completely customize his guitar, by carving the bodies, adding amazing custom paintwork and also adding uniquely designed pieces of steel, copper and even bronze to his guitars. Playing and customizing the guitars became a passion for Steve. He would design and build them here and there as a hobby at first, and then Steve decided to see if there was a market for his creations and started selling them on line. To his surprise, they have sold very well and are being shipped all over the world. Steve is always looking for new and creative ways to set his custom guitars apart from the rest. He takes great pride in his custom guitars and is very meticulous in every aspect of creating them. Steve pays special attention to the sound of the guitars and has experimented with different materials such as steel, copper, bronze and wood, which will enhance the guitars tone and clarity. This is a very important point as Steve is well aware that although the guitars are works of art, they also have to sound just as amazing.
Steve is self-taught in all aspects of his artwork and creations. He prefers being self-taught as it allows him to developed his own styles and techniques that are unique to his personality and are undefined by boundaries. Where most artists tend to stay within one medium and style, Steve does not limit himself and has become skilled in many different mediums and styles. Steve loves to mix mediums and styles together to create new and exciting works of art.
There are no limits to what Steve can create and he never says "That Cant Be Done". In fact when people say you cant do that or put those mediums together, that becomes a challenge to him and he loves to prove them wrong.