Honorary Artist Member since 2015
About his work, Stephen says I think it best to let my work speak for itself. Edward Hopper said, Methods are transient, but personality endures. I believe that. I paint what I love, in a way that is as natural and unique to me as my handwriting. If Ive done my job right, then what ends up on canvas is an engaging and evocative glimpse of something new- a compelling vision that reveals the essential character of both subject and artist.
To date, Stephen has had twenty-six solo exhibitions at galleries across the southwest and his work has appeared in dozens of group exhibitions around the country, most notably at the Gilcrease Museum, Albuqueque Museum, Laguna Art Museum, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Mountain Oyster Club, and Salmagundi Club in NYC.
Among his recent accomplishments are the publication of his first book, Afterimages, and inclusion in Maynard Dixons American West- Along the Distant Mesa, Mark Sublettes definitive volume on the life, art, and legacy of Maynard Dixon. Also notable are his participation in the prestigious American Masters exhibition at the Salmagundi Club, and in the US State Departments Art in Embassies program, which places the work of American artists in our embassies and missions around the globe.
Stephens work has also been featured in numerous regional and national art publications, including Essential West, Southwest Art, Western Art Collector, Plein Air, and Western Art & Architecture. He is represented by Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery in Tucson, AZ; Main Street Gallery in Carbondale, CO; Illume Fine Art in St. George, UT and Phillipsburg, MT; and on his website, stephencdatz.com.