portrait of a garden
unique pigmented print, watercolor, on mounted paper , 24" x 36", 2019, $1800
Stephen Rock has enjoyed a successful career in various mediums and is the owner of Rock’s Studio Fine Art Digital Printing. His newest large format pigmented prints are complex and energetic works from his “gardener’s journal” series. Through the use of exploding florals placed amidst atmospheric landscapes, his work explores the eternal transience of nature and beauty. Utilizing a broad voiced tool kit of options, the artist explores imagery and ideas that reflect contemporary styles, topics and aesthetics.
Stephen Rock is a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest. The largely self-actualized artist has received local and national recognition for his 2-D and 3-D work over a span of 4 decades including: 2005 residency at the Morris Graves Foundation, Artistic Merit Award from PONCHO, the Smithsonian‘s Washington Craft Show, installations for MadArt Seattle, the Center on Contemporary Art and the Seattle Art Museum Gallery. His work is in public collections including the City of Anacortes, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art collection, City of Seattle Portable Works Collection, King County Portable Collection along with numerous private collections.