About the Artist
As a young man, Stephen Roth was an artist who “painted” musical portraits with his upright bass fiddle. But after being introduced to the little known art of palette knife painting in 1974, Stephen traded his bow for a blade.
Stephen first learned the technique of palette knife painting from a contemporary of Norman Rockwell, John Gould, Sr. Originally working with both brush and knife, Stephen soon began working exclusively with the palette knife. Working with the same passion he had applied to his music, Stephen soon developed his own unique style, and even began fashioning his own custom palette knives.
Stephen’s distinctive style is filled with bold colors that complement the strong edges and dimensional qualities of the palette knife genre. This spontaneous technique allows for a great deal of texture to be included in the painting.
Today, Stephen Roth is one of Cape Cod’s most noted artists, with exhibits in galleries and restaurants across the Cape, including the Guild of Chatham Painters Outdoor Gallery on Thursdays and Fridays in July and August. His studio and gallery in Orleans are open by appointment only.
Stephen resides in Orleans with his wife, Carol. His children and grandchildren live nearby.