From: Pocono Mountains, PA
Oh, Terri...that is so cool that you met Stephen and love his work!! He and his wife Susan are my best friends in the world, we go back to the early seventies.....in fact, I have another friend who lives in your area, Rita Tyrell, who designed the Olive Garden logo years ago...she and I were asked to do the first three murals for the local stores, then asked to go on the road to do the others...well she couldn't go and I had just had a baby so it wasn't possible....so I thought of Stephen....he had been struggling to get more illustrative work at the time, actually thinking of just quitting art....when I recommended him to do the murals...well he did a fabulous job...he traveled around the country for about ten years doing one mural after the other....and you wouldn't beleive how wonderful they were.....then they decided to re do the decor so no more murals....but he had done so much landscape work by then that he just kept it going, developing his own unique style, hit the show road and is still going strong....his work is getting picked up by more and more galleries so hopefully one day soon he will be able to stop traveling so much and just paint....
His wife Susan had managed his career, raised their daughter Michelle(I was her Lamaze coach at the delivery lol) and is now getting back to do her own work, which is also wonderful...she does beautiful ceramic pieces with lots of color and great design....I miss them both so much...they are just two of the nicest people in the world...
Give Stephen a hug for me, I miss him!!
< Message edited by labeana -- 11/29/2005 2:10:54 PM >