In 2000, Stephen was diagnosed with
advanced cancer, and spent the next 2 years fighting, and then
recovering from it. Well again, he has produced a number of his
distinctive works, selling them as soon as they are shown by various
Sydney and New Zealand Galleries. He also, along with Mary produced
the ‘ZENN’ Collection of artworks, sold throughout NZ and
Australia. In 2004, Stephen started the ‘Waikuku Artists Inc.
(W.A.I)’ Art Group with Mary and 20 other Artists. He was elected
Chairperson of the W.A.I Art Group which had it’s first hugely
successful exhibition in February 2005, followed by a second in 2006
and a third in 2007. This is now an annual event.
In a 1998 article for ‘The Sun’
Magazine in Malaysia; Stephen’s art at the time, was described as
very ‘ambiguously Eastern and Western’. His recent works,
although more geometric, are still heavily influenced by both Zen
philosophy and Feng Shui.
Stephen has been involved in
numerous exhibitions, and has helped set up various Art Groups. His
works can be found in many private homes around the world and in
large commercial premises.
The Hotel Nikko in Kuala Lumpur
purchased works for their collection, as did the Duxton Hotel,
(Presidential Suite) in Perth, the Regent Hotel in Kuala Lumpur,
Great World City in Singapore, and the National University of
Singapore are but a few of the many corporations to own his work.
In 2006, Stephen and Mary decided
they needed a new challenge, and proceeded to set up LOOK Gallery.
They moved from their lifestyle block at Waikuku Beach, to a small
cottage on the water front in Redcliffs, and set up their new
gallery on Main Rd in 2007.