About Steve

About Steve

Steve Vaughn’s panoramic photographs are displayed on the walls of numerous Florida corporations and private residences. And not only that, there was surprise and delight recently when one of his small pieces was reported seen on a restroom wall at a Hess service station along Interstate 10!

Based at Tropics Gallery in Winter Park, he also exhibits at outdoor art shows and has been poster artist for the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, the Mount Dora Arts Festival, the Maitland Art Festival and the Winter Park Autumn Art Festival.

Steve Vaughn comes to art and photography after a 30-year editing career in the newspaper business. During 25 years at The Orlando Sentinel he was sports editor, managing editor and then executive editor of the newspaper from 1980 through 1992. He is a past president of the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors.

Steve and Renae Vaughn, a tax accountant, have been married 50 years. Their son Michael is an attorney in Orlando and a commander in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. Daughter Kelley is a graphic designer and musician in New York City. The Vaughns have five grandsons.


Steve Vaughn and current booth setup - 2016.

The Vaughn family Mustang

Beehive days: The Vaughns announce their new Mustang, December 1966

 Singer/Songwriter Kelley Vaughn

New York City guitarist
Kelley Vaughn-Kauffman

Michael Vaughn

U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Commander/JAG lawyer Michael Vaughn, left, Cameroon, Africa

Pencil and Crayon art by a young Steve Vaughn

Steve the would-be artist at age six: Pencil and crayon of Cascade Elementary School, Atlanta, 1949.
Recently found in the attic of Kae Saylor, the girl down the street on Westridge Road.