STEPHEN UNSER

STEPHEN UNSER


COQUITLAM , BC

DOB: 1969
Born: Alberta, Canada

About Artist:
Stephen Unser has been creating original artwork for over 10 years. He paints exclusively in oils, and sets out in his work to commemorate the Canadian spirit and the cultural fabric of our National Landscape. He is influenced by the historical, social, and cultural qualities that encompass his surroundings.

Shows & Exhibitions:

  • 1999 - "Celebration of Spring" Burnaby Arts Council Gallery, Burnaby, B.C.
  • 1999 - "Innovations '99" Place Des Arts, Coquitlam, B.C.
  • 1999 - "Arts '99" Surrey Art Gallery, Currey, B.C.
  • 1999 - "Suite e" Place Des Arts, Coquitlam, B.C.
  • 1999 - "Vernissage for All," Port Moody City Hall Gallery, Port Moody, B.C.
  • 1999 - "Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands)" Terry Fox Library, Port Coquitlam, B.C.
  • 1999 - "Art In The Park" Rocky Point Park, Port Moody, B.C.
  • 2000 - "Innovations '00" Place Des Arts, Coquitlam, B.C.
  • 2000 - "Arts '00" Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, B.C.
  • 2000 - "Canadian Conversations" Port Coquitlam, B.C.
  • 2000 - display of "Urban-Site" works, Diana Paul Galleries, Calgary, Alberta
  • 2002 -- "Canadiana", Harrison Galleries, Vancouver
  • 2002 - "Northern Vistas", Harrison Galleries, Calgary, Alberta

Memberships:

  • Art Council of Surrey, Surrey BC
  • Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • ARC Arts Council, Tri-Cities, BC
  • Visual Arts Ontario, Toronto, ONT
  • Evergreen Cultural Centre Board Member

Statement:
"I like to put my own stamp on nature's grand themes. My techniques include a tradition of strong design: harmonic patterns and colour arrangements that poignantly capture the essence of the genre of Canadian Landscape painting. My personal style is unmistakable; the impressionistic "Alla Prima" style of painting is used to express the beauty of the western Canadian landscape in both Plein Air and studio painting. The passion I feel when I see Canada's natural beauty is the same passion that comes into play in the making of my works of arts. "

History:
Stephen was educated at the University of Calgary, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Double Major in Painting and Drawing. He is an active member of his community, serving on various boards and participating as a lecturer in a number of school programs.