Throughout Stephen McMillan’s life, he has been inspired and sustained by the natural world, he has spent much of his time outside. Whether Stephen is on a bike ride in the Sonoma countryside or a week long backpacking trip in the High Sierra, he is renewed and invigorated by being in and moving through the landscape.
Stephen was born in Berkeley, California and was raised in a home that had a sweeping view of the San Francsico Bay. This scene kindled his interest in landscape and was one of his earliest drawing subjects. He had his first one man show when he was sixteen.
Stephen McMillan studied at the University of California, Santa Cruz and for one year at Hornsey College of Art in London, England, where he concentrated on sculpture. It was in Santa Cruz, in 1969, that Stephen was first introduced to etching. Since he received his BFA from UCSC in 1975, he has focused on creating aquatint etchings of the wilderness landscapes, drawn freehand from photographs he takes.
We carry a large selection of Stephens etchings here at Studio Seven Arts, come take a look at his amazing creations and meet him during this special Sunday event, join us for wine and treats, there will be special pricing on Stephens pieces during the event.