Stephen was born in Kenya, attended University of Missouri and SF State. He lives and works in San Francisco. He states, "In regards to my work, I am trying to create atmospheres. I am, perhaps, not so much interested in the questions of details but on the way that the light is absorbed or reflected by the surface. I employ the tension of light and shadow to heighten the suggestion of spiritual qualities. And always, I am trying to reflect the present and draw attention to how memory and a sense of the divine can be evoked by "ordinary objects". Some examples of his drawings and paintings can be viewed online and in his studio.