By Jill Soens
Looking at a Stephen Day painting is like remembering a captured moment when we stopped the car to look at that one moment of sunset where the sky created it’s own moment of glory without our even asking. Or, we drove around a corner and there was a perfect vista before us, fresh, rolling into the distance, and we catch our breath and think, I never want to forget this moment and this sight.
And that is what Stephen Day’s landscape paintings do for us: capture those moments we never want to forget.
Born in Sheridan, Wyoming, he has lived in Santa Fe, Aspen, Durango, and now the Taos, New Mexico area. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from McMurry College in Abilene, Texas and his Master’s Degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
Stephen says of his work philosophy, “I paint almost exclusively from life trying to capture the feeling and the mood of the subject before me. This work philosophy forces me to paint quickly to get a spontaneous and fresh response, because everything around us, including ourselves, is in a constant state of change”.
What doesn’t change is the beautiful works of art that Stephen creates.