Stephen was born in Caernarfon in 1959, and now lives in Groeslon. His subject is the landscape and the rural environment that made him.
He paints with an immediacy and openness that clearly articulates his sincere love for and connection with his subject. Increasingly, he is able to use a wider and brighter palette to suggest the energy and dynamism of the landscapes he knows so well. There’s a sense of freshness and surprise in the work, a blend of naivety and insight which yields smiles and sighs! The light and the weather, the shapes and forms of the architecture and the landscape are familiar and deftly caught. He gives them freshness and vitality.
He is able to refine what he sees, simplifying it in order to reveal its essence, its core, its spirit.