Stephen J. Vattimo was born, raised and lived in the Philadelphia area most of his life. As a creative spiritual person, he is involved with creating works in fine art, poetry, short-humorous stories and articles on socialism, politics, and spirituality. He considers his work living-art because it is communicative in many ways and has a direct message with each creation. Through his works, the viewer gets to know who he really is.
Metaphorically speaking, Stephen wears his heart on his sleeve.
Stephens work is inspired by his love for God, family, and his country. Held by the belief that: We honor these things by conducting ourselves with nobility and morals, Stephen’s vulnerability and passion is shared in all his work. Bound by these values, he believes we will have a prosperous society and an abundant life. Ultimately, that our nation will be blessed with not only materialistic richness, but also the riches of love and family that God has given to us.
What is Stephen’s style of art? Most of his work has been described as being folk, primitive, surreal and illustrative. His medium varies as he works with acrylics, pen, and ink. His preferred medium is with acrylics as it offers a wider opportunity to create multiple textures and effects. Adding to that, the medium because it dries fast, is non- toxic, and cleaning it up with water makes it fast and easy.
Before Stephen creates his artwork on canvas he sketches the design, carefully planning each object he is going to incorporate in his paintings using a sketch pad. He does extensive research before even beginning to transfer vision onto canvas. It is not uncommon for him to repeat his research as not to miss the details he is carefully trying to convey. To bring his message home, he often introduces symbolism within his work… gently guiding the reader while allowing multiple interpretations without constraint.
Stephen has original work in colleges, community centers, and coffee shops. He is also an essential figure within Internet publishing in art, writing, and poetry communities. He hopes that his art can be a blessing to his viewers and an honor to God.
You may view more of Stephen’s work at Artist’s Square:
Looking forward to bringing art to your world,
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