Stephen Dabbs was born and raised in Edmonton, but has travelled extensively across Alberta. Throughout his journeys, he has seen many awe-inspiring scenes native to this province. These breath-taking images have been burned into his subconscious and emerge only through his brush. He is inspired by nature and feels most at home isolated and immersed in the raw beauty of the countryside. He has been painting for as long as he can remember, and favors oil and acrylic to watercolor.

When Stephen was in high school, without telling him, a favorite teacher entered one of his paintings into a student art exchange in Japan. Only 6 pieces were chose across Western Canada and Stephen's was one of them. He was shocked and surprised and will never forget how he was encouraged & supported by this teacher. Every artist needs someone to believe in their talent and Stephen is grateful that he has had that.