Creating art has always been part of who I am. Oil painting as a discipline has enabled me to share and relate with others the special colors and emotions of my life. Oils have been especially useful for sharing in detail the composition of ocean and seascapes, and the players within.
After studying oils in New York and tiring of riding the subway with his surfboard in the Big Apple, he became the graphic artist for The Maui News. In Hawaii , he focused his surfing energies in the warm Hookipa waters. Recently relocating to the Nevada foothills, Stephen has expanded his subject matter to include the landscapes of the Lake Tahoe region.
Reich was the overall winner of the prestigious 2005 Poster Contest sponsored by Lahaina Town Action Committee and Lahaina Arts Society for his painting, "Throwing Net."
His works are featured in galleries in California , Hawaii , New Jersey and New York .