In Stephens art you will often find birds trees and mushrooms, on top of abstract backgrounds, which could be taken to represent the unattainable the unseen and the bridge between the two. He draws influence from the idea that we have to create our own culture in order to make a difference in society, often looking within the range of human emotion and human thought. His use of texture is noticeable throughout most of his work as is his use of mathematical formulas such as the golden ratio and the Fibonacci sequence.
In the past he would often work exclusively on raw canvas, drawing inspiration from books and poetry, but more recently has developed a style combining both raw canvas and layers of different textures to create pieces with more depth and drawing more inspiration from within.
His desire is to create art that is meaningful and personal, and taps into all the facets of life that make us human. Working in exclusively with acrylic paints and texture gels to create depth and structure that is both pleasing to the eye but also touching to the heart and soul.