Painter Stephen B. MacInnis lives and works in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, where he was also born and raised.
Stephen B. MacInnis’s work is distinctive for its bold use of colour and playful reliance on humour.
For the past several years he has been exploring abstraction, and has been working on a long term project entitled Long Series, a series of over 1000, 12×12 inch mixed media paintings. It is his plan to complete 10,000 paintings in this series.
Stephen is reluctant to comment on his own paintings’ meaning. Instead, he invites viewers to rely on their imaginations and to trust their own interpretations.
Stephen studied at Holland College in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, where he studied commercial design and art, but left commercial design to apply his graphic sense to more imaginative works.
He works primarily in mixed media on paper. He paints prolifically, sometimes working on dozens of works at a time. His work does not shy away from surface ornamentation or from sheer lush colour, often built up in transparent glazes.
Stephen B. MacInnis’s work is represented in public and private collections in Canada, the United States, and overseas. He received an Artist’s Grant from the PEI Council of the Arts in 2002 and again in 2006.