SELECT CLIENTELE
Len Aaron collection-AARON BROTHERS
Byron Allen collection
Ed and Julie Broida collection
Jack Blumenthal collection
Travis Fimmel collection
Giovanni Cosmetics
Liz Gordon collection- Liz's Loft
Harley Ellis Devereaux Architects & Engineers
Hashem-Greenbridge Management Co
Max Hushahn collection-Thunder Road
David Kaminow collection
Martina Lapanaitis collection
Callan Mcauliffe collection
Jeffery Nackmanoff collection
Cathy and Steve Needleman collection
Fraser Ross collection-Kitson stores
Beverly Sassoon collection
Peter Sealey collection
Stone, Meyer, Genow, Semlkinson & Binder Law Firm
Dr. Andre Van Herle Collection
Thompson Coburn Attorneys at Law
Jean Pierre Murray Collection
Shane Valdez Collection
 
AWARDS
May 2014 Mayor's  Award, Beverly Hills Art Show
October 2013 Honorable Mention Painting, Beverly Hills Art Show
May 2013 Third Place Painting,
Beverly Hills Art Show
May 2007 Honorable Mention Painting,
Beverly Hills Art Show
 
GALLERIES & SHOWS
  • Private Venues- Houston, TX - 1994

  • Various Solo and Group Showings- Los Angeles, CA - 1996-present

  • Beverly Hills Art Show- Beverly Hills, CA - 1997-present

  • The Loft at Liz's 2009

  • Retrospect- Palm Springs, CA - 2010

  • Get Art, Project Angel Food-Hollywood, CA - 2011

  • Private Events at the Australian Consulate-Los Angeles, CA - 2010-2013

  • Arty Gallery- Los Angeles, CA - 2009, 2012, 2013

  • The Gallery, Culver City, CA -2012

  • The Horizon Gallery-Silverton, NSW, AUS - 2012-present

  • Downtown Art Walk- Los Angeles, CA - 2009-present

  • The Santa Monica Art Studios-Santa Monica, CA - 2013

  • Sweet Digs Gallery, Yucca Valley, CA - 2013

  • Helmes Bakery - Design Show Saatchi Art 2014

  • Saatchi Art -Design Show Venice CA 2015

  • Cypher Winery, Paso Robles, CA 2015-present

  • Saatchi Art -Cross Currents, Santa Monica, CA 2016

  • Saatchi Art- Holiday Show, Santa Monica, CA 2016

  • The Loft at Liz's -The Blue Show, Los Angeles, CA 2016-2017

 

ARTICLES & VIDEOS

 

 

 

BEHIND THE TOOLS


Stephen has been a successful selling artist for over 20 years and continues to explore his passion. As a young boy from the outback town of Broken Hill, Australia, Stephen showed an early talent for drawing, painting, finish carpentry and other artistic endeavors. This energy and passion for the graphic arts was temporarily put on the back burner. Stephen actively participated in boxing and was sponsored by Suzuki for competitive motocross racing, before embarking on a subsequent fifteen year international career as a professional classical ballet dancer. Upon his retirement from the ballet world, he went back to his family's professional trade as a finish carpenter, for which he was trained. At the same time, Stephen continued to pursue his passion for art as another creative outlet.  This, however, was not the only avenue he found to release this energy. In addition to painting, Stephen is a country music singer/songwriter, signed to a record label in Australia (Red Rebel Music). He released his first music CD Broken Hill in February 2007 following with a single duet with Australia's Queen of Country Music, Tania Kernaghan, called 'Let's Fall in Love Again'. Stephen's most recent album, which was released in 2009, is titled 'Restless Soul'.

 

It is imaginable that the reader will think the resume of this artist may appear at least exaggerated, and possibly fictitious.  However, all of the descriptions of Stephen's journey are in fact very true. It is important to make note of this, as every element of Stephen's life influences the next, and is thus reflected in his artwork.

 

ARTWORK

 

Stephen studied art in school and was inspired and learned from some of the most renowned artists in Australia and around the world, such artist as Pro-Hart, also from Broken Hill. In addition, during his ballet career, he was fortunate enough to work with Lindsay Kemp, an admired  dance teacher, choreographer, director, and artist. These individuals and others certainly had a marked impression on Stephen's aesthetic outlook.

As a native of Australia, Stephen’s work is partly influenced by dot art, leavened by the impression of the working class culture from Broken Hill, the hard scrabble mining town that formed his vision. He combines pointillism with abstract backgrounds, using media such as acrylic paint on canvas and wood. Hidden written messages lie beneath the veil of dots, which mask the emotions of life. Connecting movement, color and mood, Stephen departed from the detailed pointillist technique to what he calls the 'loose' dots. Each piece capturing the emotion of that moment in time in his continuous search for happiness.