Stephen has been inspiring audiences for the past twenty years with his unique use of colour and texture. Originally influenced by his years of travel throughout Asia and South America, Stephen now draws inspiration from the natural world. Isolating various elements found in nature, Stephen incorporates their essence into abstract and impressionist compositions, creating a body of work that transcends language and invokes a sense of wonder. Layers of paint and texture engage the viewer who is invited to bring his/her own perceptions to the paintings. “The language of colour is personal. The colour the artist choses defines him and his work. The possibillities are infinite and the style is defined not only by what is chosen but by what is left out. In combination with texture, colour becomes three dimensional, creating a more engaging level of expression.”
In his latest body of work, Stephen draws inspiration from the harmonious balance and inherent beauty of natural settings. Isolating various elements found in nature, he attempts to incorporate their essence into abstract and impressionistic compositions. Layers of paint and texture engage the viewer who is invited to bring his own perceptions to the painting.
Stephen studied at the Ontario College of Art and Wilfrid Laurier University. He presently works and lives in Cobourg, Ontario.