Meet the artist: Stephen Holmes

Current Hometown: Garrison

Where can we see your work?

Gallery 1 and Taube Museum of Art, both Minot; Fezziwig’s, Garrison; and Western Edge Books, Medora.

Do you have work for sale?


In what media do you work?


How would you describe your style?

In motion, impression

Who would you say have been influences on your work?

John Green

Are there particular themes you like to explore in your work?

Birds in flight and ships under sail.

What do you most enjoy about the creative process?

Creating what did not exist before.

Tell us a little about yourself.

I grew up in Maine, Massachusetts and Connecticut and began painting at age 16. I have a BA in literature and humanities, an MA in clinical psychology, and a MTh in theology. A landscape artist, I began painting wildlife in 1991. I’ve been published in a number of publications. I have had no formal training, but rather taught myself. I’m 76 and spent 48 years in the ministry. We adopted and raised six Native American children.