STEPHEN HAYES Stephen Hayes (Ucross, 2015) was born and grew up in Washington, D.C. where his earliest memory of an interest in art is of a drawing he made with silver crayons of John Glenn and his “Rocket Ship.” In the twenty-five years he has spent working and teaching in Portland, OR, he has participated in scores of exhibitions and produced dozens of one-man shows of his paintings, prints, and drawings. He is on the faculties of both Oregon State University in Corvallis and Clark College in Vancouver, WA. He is represented by the David Richard Gallery in Santa Fe, NM, and the Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland, OR. In 2017 his work will be presented in Painted Landscape: Contemporary Views at the Cape Cod Museum of Art. He has an MFA from the University of Wisconsin. “The work I intended to make was a departure in approach for me and I made strong forays in this new direction. My work changed in relationship to how I am choosing to ‘see’ the land. I began using Google Earth as my method to travel to places around the world — ‘virtually’ seeing and exploring specific places. The communal meals with other artists were something I had been missing in my life. What external influences affected my work? Quiet and stars! Night skies. The SUN!” Above: Tucson AZ, 2016, oil on canvas, 23”x 35” Right: Littleton CO, 2016, oil on canvas, 23”x 35”