Stephen Day was born in Sheridan, Wyoming, and, while growing up he lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Aspen Colorado, and Durango, Colorado.  He always felt the wonderfully unique beauty of the west but until he became an artist he really didn't know how to fully respond to that beauty.

     Day is now a full-time artist living in Taos, New Mexico.  Working mainly in oil he paints various subjects from life but the landscape is his first love.  He says of his working philosophy, "I paint almost exclusively from life trying to capture the feeling and the mood of the subject before me.  This work philosophy forces me to paint quickly to get a spontaneous and fresh response, because everything around us (including ourselves) is in a constant state of change."  Day frequently paints on location and uses these smaller paintings to create larger studio paintings.

Artist's Background:

1976 - Bachelor of Arts Degree, McMurry College, Abilene, Texas

1980 - Master's Degree, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

  • Studied at the Art Students League of Denver with Bruce Cody and Mark Dailly
  • Workshops taken with David Leffel, John Encinias and Clyde Aspevig
  • Studied with Richard Schmid at the Loveland Academy of Fine Art, 1994-1998

Recent Shows and Honors:

  • Paintings purchased by Hyatt Regency and prints of the painting "Approaching Spring" placed in 500 hotel rooms
  • Colorado Rockies purchased 3 painting for their Coors Field Pinnacle Room
  • Denver Area Parade of Homes Poster Artist.
  • Artists of the West Invitational Show, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Chosen as one of the artists in the Anniversary Collection of the Channel 6 Art Auction (1999-2003)
  • "Representing the West" Invitational Show - Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO