Stephen is a professional fine art painter based in Ardara, Co.Donegal, Ireland. He exhibits in his Studio Gallery beside his home in Ardara and in other art galleries throughout Ireland. The gallery houses Stephen’s latest original paintings as well as a selection of prints and limited editions.
“…I was inspired by the people of Donegal whom I encountered while on family holidays. I was enthralled by their way of life – hardworking by day in the fields or the bog, but always ready to enjoy themselves at night. The sing-songs, the fiddle music, the storytelling, the dancing and the natural humour of the people made a powerful and lasting impression on me.
On these holidays I began drawing my grandparents and their neighbours, especially the old people, for whom I had a great affection. I felt at home here and the urge to come back to live and paint in Donegal was born in these early days.”