Painter Stephen B. MacInnis lives and works in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, where he was also born and raised.
Stephen B. MacInnis’s work is distinctive for its bold use of colour and playful reliance on humour. His figurative paintings are surrealist, allusive, and deeply narrative.
Stephen is reluctant to comment on his own paintings’ meaning. Instead, he invites viewers to rely on their imaginations and to trust their own interpretations.
He works primarily in oils and watercolours. He paints prolifically, sometimes working on up to four works at a time. His work does not shy away from surface ornamentation or from sheer lush colour, often built up in transparent glazes.
His has shifted away from figurative painting, and moved towards abstraction and assemblage. He continues to try to expand his creative process through experiment and study.
Stephen B. MacInnis’s work is represented in public and private collections in Canada, the United States, and overseas.