Stephen Bach


Artist Statement

Stephen Bach is a studio painter residing in Orlando, FL, and works at the McRae Art Studios in Winter Park.  Raised in Orlando, FL, Stephen attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NewYork, majoring in painting and illustration.  In 1999, after a career in commercial design and illustration, he began painting landscapes in oil. 

"I wanted landscape painting to be my career destination, since it has held my fascination from the beginning.  My emphasis is in capturing the solitude and simple majesty in the landscape.  I don't want to over-romanticize the subject matter.  There's a line you can cross to sentimentality or schmaltz and I try to not go that route."

"Trial and error plays a part in my painting process.  Color in particular is difficult to get right the first try.  The harmony of a finished piece usually conceals a riot of paint in the underlying layers.  The challenge is to make pleasing order from the chaos.  When you get it to work, it's very satisfying."



"Summer Evening" 215042

oil on board

14" x 11"

"Afternoon Sky"

oil on canvas

36" x 36"


"Living Color" 215043

oil on canvas

12" x 12"


"Low Country"

oil on canvas

18" x 18"


"Pastel Afternoon (Missionalry Baptist Church House Sideview)" 215034

oil on canvas

12" x 9"


"Mirrored Light"

oil on canvas

42" x 36"



oil on canvas

24" x 12"

Bennett Gallery

2104 Crestmoor Rd

Nashville TN 37215