Stephen relocated to the Texas Hill Country from Houston in 2006. He was previously enrolled in the elementary program at Montessori Country Day School where he had studied since he was sixteen month's old. He has attended LJB Elementary and LBJ Middle School in Johnson City. Early on his multi-sensory learning style was characterized by dyslexia and disgraphia.
Stephen has enjoyed art instruction at the Glassell School of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, though the tools many artists use to draw seem to confound him. He currently is focusing on self study in his own art studio and is participating in VASE (Visual Arts Scholastic Event) in school.
Stephen's first solo exhibition was held at Houston Foundry in 2005, titled Six, and featured charcoal sketches on canvas and consisted primarily portraits of imaginary friends and fish. Seven Friends followed in 2006 and was his second solo exhibition which was held at Kirchman Gallery in Johnson City, Texas. Seven Friends featured a series of female portraits. Seven: A Study in Vultures was also a 2006 solo exhibition held in the lobby of the British Petroleum building in Houston, Texas. For 2007 his solo exhibition Eight - Ranch Life was held at Kirchman Gallery. Spring 2008 brought a stampede of Longhorn Portraits in Nine, also with Kirchman Gallery. During the 2008 Holiday Season Stephen's series Five Days was presented along with other Hill Country Artists.
In the spring of 2009 his series Ten Screws was shown with Kirchman Gallery and was also featured in the group show Manipulation of Art League Houston which was held in the lobby of the Chase Heritage building downtown Houston.
Eleven Tractors, a study in tractors and trucks which was exhibited at Kirchman Gallery in 2010 along with a limited series of Road Runners which were created for the Wildflower Days event in Johnson City.
12 Horses features a limited collection of large scale horse portraits, complimented by a limited edition print of two of his works.
For this 13th and 14th years, Stephen has focused on fewer works, yielding no solo exhibitions, and has begun to explore with more with color and paint.