Cypress Coast Gallery
A Journey to the Sea
Stephen Sanfilippo (b. 1964) has enjoyed a love for drawing and painting since his youth. After many years working as a successful Graphic Designer and Illustrator, he has turned to painting on a full-time basis to enrich his life by capturing on canvas the splendors that nature/life has to offer. Many of his paintings are done on location where the light and shadows reveal much more than a photograph might capture. The feeling of atmosphere, a gentle breeze, or dancing light can be felt in his soulful paintings.
His journey to the sea (Monterey/Carmel) began many years ago with day trips to the area; then just a few years ago, he decided to make it his full-time residence. “The ocean landscape is different every day… It changes in color, motion and drama at any moment. I am simply an observer of its glory.”
Stephen has a degree in Graphic Design and Advertising from San Jose State University. His painting education began with his Grandparents and he has since studied with some of the most successful contemporary artists of this era. He admits, “There is no substitute for learning by doing, and most of my real breakthroughs have happened after doing many, many paintings. I can always learn something new.”
Stephen is an award winning artist who has been featured in magazines and newspapers. His artwork has been collected worldwide.
Location:Santa Cruz Barn, Main Level - Suite D24
Hours:Call for details
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