Stephen DonwerthStephen Donwerth is a Berkeley based artist and teacher. After earning a BFA degree from the University of Texas in Austin he spent two years in Ethiopia. From there he moved to Saudi Arabia and taught English for five years. He taught American Art History in the University of California Berkeley Extension ELP for twelve years.

"Although I have painted and made prints for most of my life, my main activity and art for the last few years has been digital photography. I take a painterly approach that is rarely literal. One of my strong interests is the property of transparency. The light that passes through solids and liquids has a special quality in that it questions what might be beyond the immediately visible plane.

I often choose to work with geometric and architectural forms, varied textures and clear, bright colors.

I find that the process of image making is a continual source of surprise and pleasure."

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