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Stephen St. Claire was born and raised in the northern suburbs of Los Angeles, California, graduating from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Working with oil paint since he was a child, he has spent most of his adult life exploring different facets of art and design, winning numerous international awards for his work.

“I grew up painting mostly landscapes and still life, but after studying the techniques and symbology of Greek Orthodox icons, I was captivated with what happened with paint when applied in many thin layers on top of gold leaf. Since then, nearly all my time has been spent experimenting with textures, layers, and symbols, all on various types of metal leaf. About three years ago, I began sandwiching my layers of paint and metal leaf between several layers of clear resin. The result is something highly reflective, rich and projects color differently depending upon where the viewer is standing in relation to the source of light, which is why I named this technique Dialuminusm (“light coming through”).”

“I began using this technique painting mostly abstract pieces but over the years, as the technique has morphed, I’ve been painting more and more “abstracted landscape” scenes, depicting different times of day and different locals from the mountain lakes, lazy rivers and coastal wetlands. Most recently, I’ve begun experimenting using my techniques and materials to create paintings reminiscent of the stained glass windows and wood block prints of the Arts & Crafts movement of the early 1900s.”

 

Azure Waters (sm)

Azure Waters

mixed media on panel 18 x 24

$1,185

Contemplation on the Water (sm)

Contemplation on the Water

mixed media on panel 30 x 30

$2475

Early Morning on the Water (sm)

Early Morning on the Water

mixed media on panel 12 x 36

$985

Misty Sunrise (sm)

Misty Sunrise

mixed media on panel 16 x 24

$1050

Five Fathom Creek mixed media marsh landscape Stephen St. Claire Charleston, SC

Five Fathom Creek

mixed media on panel 12 x 20

$625

Last Light Over Key Inlet mixed media marsh landscape Stephen St. Claire Charleston, SC

Last Light Over Key Inlet

mixed media on panel 15 x 28

$1,095

Morning in the Woods (sm)

Morning in the Woods 

mixed media on panel 30 x 40

$3300

Recollections of Summer

Recollections of Summer

mixed media on panel 17 x 41

$1900

Moonlight Over Copahee Sound mixed media landscape marsh Stephen St. Claire Charleston, SC

Moonlight Over Copahee Sound

mixed media on panel 14 x 24

$875

Sunrise on Quiet Waters

Sunrise on Quiet Waters

mixed media on panel 18 x 24

$1185

Winding Waters by Stephen St. Claire

Winding Waters 

mixed media on panel 15 x 28

$1135

Fair Isle at Sea by Stephen St. Claire

Lost in Deep Peace 

mixed media on panel 30 x 48

$3885

 

Memories on the Water by Stephen St. Claire

Memories on the Water

mixed media on panel 48 x 36

$4665

Sunset on Stafford Bay by Stephen St. Claire

 

Sunset on Stafford Bay

mixed media on panel 17 x 36

$1375

Sunset on the Sound by Stephen St. Claire

 Sunset on the Sound

mixed media on panel 26 x 36

$2525

Drawn Into Verdant Arms by Stephen St. Claire

Drawn Into Verdant Arms

mixed media on panel 14 x 20

$750

Through Gates of Splendor by Stephen St. Claire

Through Gates of Splendor

mixed media on panel 24 x 48

$3635

Sunset at the Edge of the World by Stephen St. Claire

Sunset at the Edge of the World 

mixed media on panel 12 x 36

$1175

Early Morning on the Bayou by Stephen St. Claire

Early Morning on the Bayou

mixed media on panel 17 x 41

$1925

Congaree by Stephen St. Claire

Congaree

mixed media on panel 36 x 48

SOLD

Blue Rocks Memories by Stephen St. Claire

Blue Rock Memories 

mixed media on panel 24 x 18

$1175

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