Stephen Namara is a San Francisco-based artist. His training as an artist and engineer had great influence on his work. Although his subjects are intrinsically recognisable, they are also chosen for their abstract qualities. A minimalist approach, pure lines and a richness in color makes his works immensely contemplative. Carefully chosen and presented in a setting devoid of clutter, they are given breathing space. They vibrate with stillness, evoking a sensation of peace and serenity.
He says about his work: “I believe my artwork is better understood through looking at it than through anything I might write or say. That said, drawing is fundamental to everything I do as an artist, it is a process through which I explore and develop ideas. Second, the nature and character of the materials I use, in particular; dry pigments, water, oil and the white surface of the paper or canvas play a significant role in my art practice.”
-Excerpt from the book "NINE: Shipyard Artists Studios. An Inside Look At The Artists Studios Of Nine Of The Best."