Born in Leeds England in 1953, Stephen Whittle began etching at Chelsea School of Art, London in 1970 and continued at Brighton College of Art, from which she received an honors degree in fine art in 1975. The next few years were spent in Switzerland and England working as an artist, teacher, and graphic designer. In 1980 he established his studio near Liverpool and began exhibiting in galleries around Great Britain. Steven’s vision of nature is a place of harmony and balance began to be expressed in his early etchings. In the early 1990s Steven exhibited at art shows in Tokyo, New York, Paris, and Frankfurt. He moved to a studio in Iowa in 1992 with his wife and two children. His arrival in America inspired brighter colors and larger pieces and he developed a method of embossing designs around the border of the images. In 1997 the Whittle family relocated to Sebastopol, CA where Stephen began a series of etchings depicting vineyards and wine related themes. His recent work has moved forward again in color and expression always seeking new methods to capture the vitality and luminosity of his surroundings.