STEPHEN JAMES HARLAN — Stephen Harlan's artwork is bright, bold, and captivating. Mr. Harlan's art medium is entirely digital and his images are beautiful places that have originated in his imagination. The viewer can not help but want to step right onto the deck, dock, boat, beach or veranda of his fantasy locations which are printed in vibrant color as limited edition giclee prints on canvas and paper.
Stephen Harlan was born in Minnesota and his childhood memories are filled with thoughts of family, friends, and the activities that kept his soul alive during the long winter months. His family relocated to Ft. Myers Florida while he was still in grade school. His love for the water began at an early age where he spent time sailing into the sunset (literally) on his catamaran. Investigating the uniqueness of harbors and sunsets became a passion and his focus on the mystery of light and shadows is a driving force in his art today.
In the early 80's Stephen Harlan relocated to Burbank, California where his love for the ocean continued. Abstract images also began developing as requests and interest from collectors in this new geographic location surfaced. His images were recognized by many and adorned the covers of magazines. He was recognized as a leader in digital imagery and continued to place Best of Show in major exhibits across Los Angeles.