Having been born and raised in the Buffalo, N.Y. area, Stephen grew up surrounded by world famous classic architecture. While attending college he took a course on the geography of western New York and there he discovered Buffalo’s rich history. This fostered his appreciation for Buffalo architecture and coupled with his love of art, inspired him to capture their images on paper. Since his teenage years, Stephen tried several different mediums including oils, watercolors and pottery. Although he still paints on occasion he always came back to pencil for its simple and pure characteristics.
He has always been influenced by the works of M.C. Escher, the Impressionists and Frank Lloyd Wright. Stephen enjoys talking about Buffalo history and architecture and likes to share stories and memories with those who view his work. It is his hope that seeing his work will help them to appreciate the rich history and magnificent architecture of the City of Light.