He was taught by Eleanor Seng, a North Carolina artist who studied with Emil Holzhaurer, a student of Robert Henri. Robert Henri was the leader of the Ashcan School of American Painting.
painted with her for twenty five plus years. She was a mentor and friend.
Stephen has been painting about thirty six years beginning in 1980. He has traveled and painted extensively in Europe.
Though primarily a landscape painter practicing plein air techniques, he is also interested in portrait, figurative, and still-life genres.
He is honored to now be represented by Carolina Creations in New Bern.
His work is held in private and corporate collections around the world.