Stephen Eiring

While painting, Stephen tries to be aware of what seems right, interesting, or appropriate in some way. Over time, the question of completeness and the degree of integration comes into play. Beyond that, a painting has to maintain his interest; i.e. he wants to keep looking at it for some reason. Those are the standards he deals with when painting - appropriateness, completeness, and longevity - a ...
While painting, Stephen tries to be aware of what seems right, interesting, or appropriate in some way. Over time, the question of completeness and the degree of integration comes into play. Beyond that, a painting has to maintain his interest; i.e. he wants to keep looking at it for some reason. Those are the standards he deals with when painting - appropriateness, completeness, and longevity - and he thinks that they are common experiential factors for most artists and for those viewing art as well.

Stephen started showing his work in 1993 in Eugene, OR at the Alder Gallery. Since then he has also shown in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and in Hania, Crete, Today he shows at The Gallery at Ten Oaks in McMinnville, OR; The Freed Gallery in Lincoln City, OR; and Vistra Gallery, Eugene, OR.

"In our everyday life practical necessities often reinforce a utilitarian perspective, which can become habitual. This mode of perceiving can deny us the enjoyment of sensing our world differently. In many respects, art allows us to engage in subtler levels of perception - or at least different modes of perception - compared to what we normally experience. As children, the shape of clouds reminded us of faces, animals, or cartoon characters, and we were fascinated by the colored lines in an ordinary rock. Similarly, art offers an avenue that can lead to these more enjoyable modes of awareness. And abstract art in particular can invite us to both engage our imagination and to sense something directly, referencing only one's own preferences and the image itself."

12 Pieces Available

Back to Sirius

Acrylic
41 x 31.5
$1,400
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This piece is available Online Only and is not on display at the gallery.

Celebration

Acrylic and gold leaf
34 x 39
$1,200
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Foundation

Acrylic & Gold Leaf
21 x 27
$1,680
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Going Home

Acrylic
35 x 43
$1,600
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Guardian

Acrylic and gold leaf
27.5 x 30.5
$1,200
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Inner Game

Acrylic
19 x 24
$1,400
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Oracle

Acrylic
24 x 18.5
$1,400
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San Miguel

Acrylic and gold leaf
30.5 x 35
$1,200
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Summer

Acrylic
24 x 16.5
$1,400
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Unencumbered

Acrylic and gold leaf
43 x 34
$1,600
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Walk In the Park

Acrylic
31 x 35.5
$1,400
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This piece is available Online Only and is not on display at the gallery.

Waterfront

Acrylic
18.5 x 24
$1,400
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