Stephen Strain, born in Hungary, began painting at the age of six and spent many years perfecting his personal art form before moving to Calgary in 1981.
Stephen has a diploma from Hungary as a painter in watercolour, acrylic and oil and has taught all three. Also, a degree in, Restoration of Historical Paintings, Interior Designer and Exterior Color Designer and Animation. Stephen worked two years for Hanna-Barbera in Budapest.
Stephen Strain has been teaching fine art full time at Michael's in the Beacon Hill and Signal Hill stores in Calgary Alberta since 2011. In his personal time, he paints oils and has had much success selling his paintings around the world.