<ul><li>&quot;I am a portrait painter because of my passion for the peoples of this world.  I hope my portraits reveal tha...
<ul><li>From early age he had a strong fascination for a human face </li></ul><ul><li>He made a lot of sketches of his fam...
<ul><li>First he painted for himself </li></ul><ul><li>His move to Mexico influenced his work greatly – he focused on crea...
<ul><li>He has travelled to over  30  countries during the last 20 years </li></ul><ul><li>He looks for indigenous people ...
<ul><li>is to paint 1,000 portraits to be exhibited worldwide. Young, old, joyful, and withered faces populate these vibra...
Indonesia <ul><li>Stephen has a keen sense of observation and able to bring out the beauty of a face </li></ul><ul><li>He ...
<ul><li>He operates a nonprofit organization that encourages school children to draw and paint </li></ul><ul><li>He mounts...
On large surfaces while travelling  he takes the photographs back to his studio and uses enlargements to trace the outline...
<ul><li>… he gets to know the sitters and establishes spiritual connection between them so the viewers can sense the emoti...
<ul><li>He establishes either a  limited  or an  expansive  palette of  </li></ul><ul><li>of colors </li></ul>Beach Baby (...
<ul><li>He seldom employs traditional techniques of modulating warm and cool flesh colors or selecting pigments to match t...
<ul><li>He increased the sizes of his paintings so he could work more freely and give greater impact to the portraits. </l...
<ul><li>His portraits of some dignitaries and celebrities were used by public figures to raise money and awareness for cha...
“ Through the organization I have facilitated art workshops for thousands of children .  The organization mounts exhibits ...
Namibia 2002 Emirates
Papua New Guinea
Cebu, Phillipines
Maldives Tanzania
 
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  1. 2. <ul><li>&quot;I am a portrait painter because of my passion for the peoples of this world. I hope my portraits reveal that every person of every race and culture is interconnected, indispensable and radiant with astonishing beauty!&quot; </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>From early age he had a strong fascination for a human face </li></ul><ul><li>He made a lot of sketches of his family and friends </li></ul><ul><li>In high school he realizes that his calling was portraiture </li></ul><ul><li>He focused on painting classes and studied color theory in college in New York </li></ul><ul><li>30 years ago he left art school and New York and began to establish himself as a professional artist </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>First he painted for himself </li></ul><ul><li>His move to Mexico influenced his work greatly – he focused on creating pictures that would bring joy to others, a new world of possibilities opened up </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>He has travelled to over 30 countries during the last 20 years </li></ul><ul><li>He looks for indigenous people to capture their soulful faces and ritual adornments through colorful paintings on a grand scale </li></ul><ul><li>He wants to preserve and celebrate the world’s diversity through a unique style of realism </li></ul><ul><li>The focus of his paintings is on the eyes </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>is to paint 1,000 portraits to be exhibited worldwide. Young, old, joyful, and withered faces populate these vibrant canvases, celebrating a variety of ethnic strains. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Indonesia <ul><li>Stephen has a keen sense of observation and able to bring out the beauty of a face </li></ul><ul><li>He succeeds in his artistic endeavors thanks to his personal qualities </li></ul><ul><li>The light is brought by his play of colors </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>He operates a nonprofit organization that encourages school children to draw and paint </li></ul><ul><li>He mounts exhibitions of his massive acrylic portraits in galleries, building lobbies, community cultural centers, and museums. </li></ul>
  8. 9. On large surfaces while travelling he takes the photographs back to his studio and uses enlargements to trace the outlines of the facial features. Workplace
  9. 10. <ul><li>… he gets to know the sitters and establishes spiritual connection between them so the viewers can sense the emotions that they exchanged </li></ul><ul><li>He wants the paintings to become the stories of their lives </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>He establishes either a limited or an expansive palette of </li></ul><ul><li>of colors </li></ul>Beach Baby (Seychelles) 2001, acrylic, 80 x 64. Goggle Girl (Tanzania ) Acrylic on Canvas 80 x 64
  11. 12. <ul><li>He seldom employs traditional techniques of modulating warm and cool flesh colors or selecting pigments to match the exact appearance of the subject. </li></ul><ul><li>He uses oil to create the half of his paintings, but while travelling prefers using acrylic </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>He increased the sizes of his paintings so he could work more freely and give greater impact to the portraits. </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>His portraits of some dignitaries and celebrities were used by public figures to raise money and awareness for charity </li></ul><ul><li>He has allowed the paintings to be sold as a way of raising funds for nonprofit organizations </li></ul>
  14. 15. “ Through the organization I have facilitated art workshops for thousands of children . The organization mounts exhibits of portrait paintings of children, artists, and local craftspeople. Ultimately, Faces of the World serves to preserve and celebrate indigenous culture by promoting education, cultural pride, ethno-ecotourism, and art.”
  15. 16. Namibia 2002 Emirates
  16. 17. Papua New Guinea
  17. 18. Cebu, Phillipines
  18. 19. Maldives Tanzania

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