About The Artist
These paintings are collaborations. Stephen Ehret & Cynthia Franco share a fascination with the way color works in
human vision and it has lead us to develop a technique of
using layers of transparent glazes to mix colors
optically, allowing light to penetrate the surface and
recreate the luminous quality of natural light.
Time and the flow of emotions over that time are the essential
ingredients. The effects of light are metaphors to
express the transcendent spirit.
Stephen and Cynthia have been painting together for 30 years, in addition to their individual work. Stephen grew up on the San Francisco peninsula during its rural period. He attended the College of San Mateo and studied under Alanson Appleton and Robert Bowman, then California College of Arts and Crafts where he studied under Ralph Borge, Robert Bechtel, Roy De Forest, Arthur Okamura and Jimmy Suzuki. Cynthia majored in Art at Skidmore College, and attended The School of Visual Arts in New York.