In the Audubon Tradition Exhibition
About Stephen Left
I am a professional artist painting in oils & acrylics on canvas & hardboard, specializing in images of the natural world. When I attended my first artist workshop at the Beartooth School in Montana I found the passion to paint en
Capturing the perfect light in landscape or wildlife paintings sets the mood for the entire piece. Highlights and shadows play an important role in all of my work. Whether it’s a sunrise, sunset or an overcast day, the lighting becomes an integral part of the painting, transporting the viewer to another location or memory.
I have been a part of many outdoor festivals and international shows like Birds In Art and Society of Animal Artists. I have also participated in six NOAPS shows; OPA Eastern Regional Show, three Kentucky Wildlife Art Exhibits, 2007 Waterfowl Festival, Salon International 2007-10 and various shows in Florida, where I currently reside. I have also recently achieved an Honorable Mention in the 2012 Wyoming Conservation Stamp Competition and Third Place Honors in the First Annual Plein Air Festival here in Jupiter, which was a great honor and privilege to accept.
I am represented by the Redbone Gallery in Islamorada, Florida.
Oil on hardboard
18 X 24
As the sun sets on an old wooden barn, a Barn Owl looks over the landscape before departing on his hunt for the evening, while two Barn Swallows fly by in aerial maneuvers.
Monks & Mangos
Oil on linen canvas
23 X 30
Two Monk Parakeets ( also called Quaker Parakeet ) look on as ripe mangos wait their turn to succumb to gravity and descend to my backyard.
Acrylic on hardboard
24 X 27
The Carolina Parakeet that was so brilliantly illustrated by James J. Audubon may no longer exist.