in Verdun, France, Stephen spent his younger years moving with his
to Germany, Italy and Puerto Rico. Later he relocated to the
States and has lived in locations from California to New York, Florida,
Arkansas, Mississippi and now Pennsylvania. Through his travels,
Stephen developed a deep appreciation for the landscape and seascape
the relationship humans have with these sites in nature.
setting is paramount in the creation process. Capturing light and
the vibration between two colors while building the painting surface
loose, vibrant brushwork is his goal. Stephen was influenced by
that had a direct painting method, capturing a gesture or objects with
simple yet lively brush strokes. Artist like, Wayne Thiebaud,
Edward Hopper and John Singer Sargeant.
Stephen graduated from Millersville University with a Bachelors of Fine Art degree in painting and figure drawing. He was featured in Philadelphia Style Magazine and has received numerous honors for his talents. Stephen's paintings reside in homes and businesses from California, Florida, and throughout the northeast and Europe. He exhibits extensively at outdoor art shows in the northeast, midwest, the eastern seaboard as well as galleries in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware.