about

"There is something about this simplicity and the look of fresh wet paint that moves my artist soul.   Capturing light and shadow with loose, direct,  and vibrant brushwork is my goal, and capturing a gesture or object with as few strokes as needed is what I seek."
 

Born in Verdun, France, Stephen spent his younger years moving with his family to Germany, Italy and Puerto Rico. Later he relocated to the United 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 and the relationship humans have with these sites in nature. An inspirational setting is paramount in his creation process. Stephen was influenced by artist that had a direct painting method, capturing a gesture or objects with simple yet lively brush strokes. Artist like, Wayne Thiebaud, early 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 multiple honors for his talents. Stephen's paintings reside in homes and businesses from California, Florida, and throughout the northeast.. He exhibits extensively at outdoor art shows from Maine to Florida, mid-west, and has exhibited in galleries in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware.

awards

 

2019 Lake Wales Arts Festival, Award of Excellence, LAKE WALES, FL

2017 Thomas A. Felton, Jr Award of Distinction in Fine Art - VIRGINIA BEACH, VA

2017 Chain of Parks Award of Merit in Painting - TALLAHASEE, FL

2015 Lititz Outdoor Art Show - Second Place - LITITZ, PA

2014 Featured Artist Chadds Ford Art Show & Sale - LITITZ, PA

2014 Westport Fine Arts Festival Best in Category - WESTPORT, CT

2013 Awards of Merit 58th Boardwalk Art Show - VIRGINIA BEACH, VA

2011 New Hope Arts & Crafts Festival - 1st Place Painting - NEW HOPE, PA

2011 Stockley Gardens Arts Festival - Ed Carson Memorial Award - NORFOLK, VA

2010 New Hope Arts & Crafts Festival - 1st Place Painting - NEW HOPE, PA

2009 New Hope Arts & Crafts Festival - 2nd Place Painting - NEW HOPE, PA

2008 Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival - 2 Patrons Choice Awards- WINTER PARK, FL

2008 New Hope Arts & Crafts Festival - 3rd Place Painting - NEW HOPE, PA

2011 Bonita Springs National Award of Distinction - BONITA SPRINGS, FL

2009 Port Warwick Art Show - Honorable Mention - PORT WARWICK, VA

2007 Chadds Ford Historical Society - Best Plein Air Painting - CHADDS FORD, PA

2006 Lititz Outdoor Art Show - Best on Show - LITITZ, PA

2004 Mary O. Fritchie Art Show - 2nd Place Painting - Westhampton Beach, NY

2002 Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts Festival - Second Place in Painting - PHILADELPHIA, PA

2002 Lititz Outdoor Art Show - Best on Show - LITITZ, PA

2001 Mount Gretna Art Festival - Award of Distinction - MOUNT GRETNA, PA

 

corporate collection

 

Wells Fargo Bank

Swisher International

ALDI Supermarkets

University of Penn

McCarthy & Weidler Law Firm

Weierbach Prosthodontist PC

Allen Dell Law Firm - Tampa

Centerville Family Dental

Eye Doctors of Lancaster

Disney

publication

 

Philadelphia Style Magazine

American Art Collector

The Holistic Dog

Coastal Style Magazine

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