Artist's Statement


As an artist, I translate images that interest me into what I hope are unique, distictive, and intriguing works of art.


I typically begin with photographs and then rework them to create bold, graphic, and innovative images. My goal is to simplify and adapt the photos in a way that is visually impactful and engaging.


I use color to create drama and vibrancy in my paintings. I will sometimes use colors side by side that are not traditionally placed together, creating a depth and energy rare in a two dimensional medium. I also enjoy exploring the simplicity and drama of monochromatic tecniques. 


When painting a portrait, my colors aim to reflect the mood, demeanour, and subtle qualities of my subject's personality. 


It is important to me as an artist that my paintings intrigue as well as entertain.


- Stephen