Steve D. Lotz is a pillar of art and culture in Central Florida. He is considered the creator of the School of Visual Arts and Design at the University of Central Florida and Flying Horse Editions. In 1968, Lotz became the first Professor of Art when UCF was still under the name of the Florida Technological University. He also served as Art Department Chair until 1978. Since 2003, Lotz has retired from the University, but his creative mind never stops. He continues to create artwork in Orlando out of his home.
In his paintings, Lotz delves beyond materialistic themes and viewpoints. He creates artwork that act as metaphorical images referencing activity that surpasses the range of the physical human experience. His artwork can be found in both private and public collections internationally, but are immediately accessible to Central Florida residents at the Orlando International Airport, the Orlando Museum of Art and now, the UCF Art Gallery.