Stephen Gerard Dietemann


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Intersection: Water & Land

These paintings are based on ‘pleine aire’ watercolor/gouache paintings, transformed from the specific moment and place conveyed in those watercolor paintings into a more universal, even archetypal image of the natural world that I have lived and worked in my entire life.   I am intrigued by the intersection of water — be it creek, river, lake or ocean — and the land adjacent, as a primal, even sacred, place.  I work mostly with the landscape I’ve always known in the northeast of the United States, a place rich in virtually every aspect of the natural world.

These paintings are either 40″ x40″ or 48″ x 48″, and all are painted on gesso’s wood panels with a combination of watercolor, gouache and tempera paints.

Creating at the intersection of Art and Architecture