Stephen's work is in painting and printmaking, and often the two ways of working will prompt some new direction. Recently in the paintings and small studies Stephen has been using fluid colour, and this was a result of having to mix pots of fluid colour for the screenprints. On paper or canvas this allows more spontaneous marks and rapid working, and allowing colours to mix on the brush. In subject matter Stephen has been working more from moods and colours remembered from landscapes or cloudscapes. These paintings and drawings use a more abstract language but are always based on something seen and remembered.