Stephen Stroup

A native to Hanover, PA, Stephen is not just an Oils painter.  Although it is his personal medium of choice, he's also skilled in pencil, pen & ink, watercolor, pastels, and colored pencil.  He's been very active with the Guild over the years, having served on the board for 33 years (many of those years as Guild President), and these days he does what does best, teaching others in the way of art!

For over 30 years, he has offered classes from his home studio here in Hanover, from classes that we promote every quarter, to one-on-one instruction specifically designed for the artist seeking more direction without the large class setting.  He teaches both youth and adults, currently his youngest student is 8, and his oldest student is 86!

Stephen's purpose with art is to immerse the viewer in the beauty of a given subject and draw them in closer with the little details which most people may never take the time to observe and enjoy.  In today's world, we seem to be rushing from point A to point B, and just don't take time to slow down and really observe the total beauty that surrounds us daily.

Stephen's paintings include landscapes, seascapes, trains, florals, portraits and historical landmarks.