Stephen first started painting and taking photographs 25 years ago. He began studying a Certificate IV in Visual Arts at the QLD College of Art and regularly exhibited his work, until an accident in 2006 left Stephen with an acquired brain injury and reduced movement in his hands. This did not affect Stephen’s enthusiasm or determination, and he started creating art again six months after his accident.
Stephen is now a prolific artist, and has developed a unique style using acrylic and oil paint to explore his concepts of people, plants and places. Stephen uses bright colours and patterning as an integral part of his work.