Templeton artist Stephen Price has been a professional artist for thirty-six years. His plein- air paintings, acrylic landscapes, watercolors, airbrush art, trompe l’oeil and fine art murals are in galleries and private collections on many continents. Recently he completed a 6,300 sq
ft Italian vineyard walk-in mural environment on a private estate in California with many trompe l’oeil, or ‘fool-the-eye’ architectural elements.
Price was born in Akron, Ohio and attended the University of Akron and the Akron Art Institute before moving to Laguna Beach, California in 1971. He found work as an airbrush artist, then excelled in the competitive field of photo- retouching.
“I always challenge myself to make things appear as real as I possibly can, whether it’s the patterns of froth on the face of a wave or a tiny section of deteriorated wood. I enjoy going very deeply into the details of the visual surface. When the viewer is compelled to reach out and touch the painting to verify his perceptions, that’s my reward.” – Stephen E. Price