Frederick Stephens Artist Statement
Frederick Stephens is not afraid to trudge through the mud for miles on end to relive the magic of childhood and discover the perfect setting for his next oil painting. Frederick is known for merging land with light, culminating in unique landscape paintings that bridge traditional tonal elegance with contemporary flare. Frederick's painting style embodies a maturity reminiscent of past and present masters. The works of George Inness and other critically acclaimed mentors have encouraged him to surpass artistic categories, adding new and refreshing flavors to traditional tonal techniques.
Frederick's refreshing painting style is due partly to his brave entry into the professional art community. A few years ago, he took a leap and emptied his bank account, with his wife's blessing, so that he could attend a well-known artist's workshop. To this day, Frederick remains true to his roots, expressing great humility and gratitude for his family and mentors along the way.
Frederick has been featured in Southwest Art magazines "21 and under 31" an annual highlight of the top 21 artists under 31 years old who possess great promise. He regularly participates in exhibitions throughout the Southwest and beyond. Frederick remains grounded in his purpose by striving to look at life through a child's eyes, continually capturing the awe in simplicity. As he says: "Simple is Amazing"
We welcome Frederick long with the 48 established artists at The Vault Gallery .He is a great addition.
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