Stephen Harlan was born in Minnesota and his childhood memories are filled with thoughts of family, friends and the activites that kept the soul alive during the long winter months. His family relocated to Ft. Meyers, Florida when Steve was still in grade school. His love for the water began at an early age where eh spent many days sailing into the sunset on his catamaran. His love of the water, reflection and brilliant colors are seen in all of his work.
In the early 80's, Steve relocated just outside Washington, D.C., where he now produces images in his studio overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. Often when painting on a cold winter's day Stephen will "step into" the painting and feel the sand on the beach, the aroma of the salty spray and for that moment, the bright sunshine will warm his soul.
He currently resides and work in Prince Federick, Maryland with his wife, Martha and his daughters Danielle and Samantha where he produces work as prints both on canvas and paper.