Stephen John Demasson (Satch) is a Queensland based artist. He studied art at the James Street art college in Perth Western Australia in 1971, and has recently focused on painting full time after running a successful graphic design business.
In 2006 Stephen did the artist’s pilgrimage to France to see first hand the paintings of the great masters, and in Spain learnt portrait techniques from world famous American realist painter Daniel E. Greene.
The principal theme in Stephen’s work is the beauty in life and the human form, particularly the portrait. With his distinctive style Stephen conveys a feeling of emotion within the painting. As the artist explains, “it is always the true nature of the subject that shines through that I desire to capture.” His desire to express this through his art and the medium of oil is a perfect reflection that allows him to capture the quality of realism and emotion he strives for using the classical style of the old masters.
Stephen’s artwork has been shown in exhibitions in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. His paintings are in private collections in Australia and the U.S.A.
“Capturing the the essence of the person is the most important! As a painter of the human form, it is always the being that shines through their eyes that I desire to capture. My inspiration.
This truth of being can transform the figure beyond the painted surface. I strive to convey the true essence of the person by capturing that which is quite often hidden.”