Reflections on a cool green place - oil painting-2023-Stephen Michael

Stephen Michael

welcome to esem.gallery, dedicated to the art of Painting in the 21st Century.

a project of Stephen Michael Barnes and Nooma Studio.

Portfolio of selected works

Stephen Michael has spent his life in the practice of painting. For him, the world is full of wonder, and beauty, and it is these qualities that he endeavors to capture. As with the painters and artists of the Middle Ages, he works commercially (as well as with the purely artistic) creating social media posts and memes, as well as designing and managing business websites, primarily WordPress websites.

Stephen Michael Barnes

Works available for purchase are noted as such.

Portrait study – oil on canvas panel – 16 x 20 inches – Stephen Michael – 2024 – esem gallery – AVAILABLE
Nectarines - oil on canvas panel - Stephen Michael - 2023 - esem gallery
Nectarines – oil on canvas panel – 10 x 8 inches – Stephen Michael – 2023 – esem gallery – AVAILABLE
Figure study - oil on canvas panel - Stephen Michael - 2023 - esem gallery
Figure study – oil on canvas panel – 11x 14 inches – Stephen Michael – 2023 – esem gallery – AVAILABLE
Vase of flowers - oil on canvas panel - Stephen Michael - 2023 - esem gallery
Vase of flowers – oil on canvas panel – 11x 14 inches – Stephen Michael – 2023 – esem gallery – AVAILABLE
Still Life - bowl of potatoes, oil on wood by Stephen Michael - 2023  - esem gallery
Bowl of potatoes – oil on wood panel – 11.5 x 11.5 inches – Stephen Michael – 2023 – esem gallery – AVAILABLE
The great cloud - , oil on canvas panel - Stephen Michael -  2024 - esem gallery
The great cloud – oil on canvas panel – 14 x 11 inches – Stephen Michael – 2024 – esem gallery – AVAILABLE
Reflection on a cool, green place - oil on panel - Stephen Michael - 2023 - esem gallery
Reflection on a cool, green place – oil on panel – 20 x 16 inches – Stephen Michael – 2023 – esem gallery – AVAILABLE
Sunset and cloud - oil on wood - Stephen Michael - 2023 - esem gallery
Sunset and cloud – oil on wood – 11.5 x 11.5 inches – Stephen Michael – 2023 – esem gallery – AVAILABLE
Road Trip-Casa Grande lights - oil painting -  Stephen Michael - 2023 - esem gallery
Road trip (Casa Grande lights) – oil on canvas panel – 16 x 12 inches – Stephen Michael – 2023 – esem gallery – AVAILABLE
Peyote Road - oil painting by Stephen Michael - May 2023
“Peyote Road” – oil on wood, 12″ x 12″ – private collection, Tucson AZ
Returning Always Returning - oil painting by Stephen Michael - May 2023
“Returning, Always Returning” – oil on canvas board, 14″ x 11″ – private collection, Phoenix AZ
Tangerine - oil painting by Stephen Michael - May 2023
“Tangerine” – oil on canvas board, 10″ x 8″ – private collection, Mesa AZ
Episode - oil painting by Stephen Michael - May 2023
“Episode” – oil on wood panel, 10″ x 10″ – private collection, Tucson AZ

A selection of older works

"Refuge" - oil painting on canvas - Stephen Michael - esem gallery
“Refuge” – 24″ x 30″ – oil on canvas – 2020
AVAILABLE
"Fantasia" - oil painting on canvas - Stephen Michael - esem gallery
“Fantasia” – 30″ x 40″ – oil on canvas – 2020
Private collection, Tucson AZ
“Laura in the patio” – oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″
Private collection, Tucson AZ
“Study – nude” – oil on canvas, 16″ x 20”
Private collection, Tucson AZ
Jesus, 1929 - oil on canvas - Stephen Michael
“Jesus, 1929” – oil on canvas, 30″ x 40”
Private collection, Phoenix AZ
“Abigail sleeping” – oil on canvas, 36″ x 24”
Private collection
“Woman with her cat” – oil on canvas, 30″ x 40”
Private collection, Phoenix AZ
"Forge" - oil painting on canvas - stephen michael - esem gallery
“Forge” – oil and mixed media on canvas – 30″ x40″ – 2022
AVAILABLE
Gordon's Landscape - oil painting by Stephen Michael - May 2023
“Gordon’s landscape” – oil on canvas, 24″ x 18” – 2016
Commission, private collection, Tucson AZ
"Laser Sky" - oil painting on canvas - monsoon tree - esem gallery
“Laser Sky” – oil on canvas – 36″ x24″ – 2019
Commission, Private collection, Tucson AZ
“Portrait of mom – as young woman”” – oil on canvas, 16″ x 20” -2020
Commission, private collection, Tucson AZ
“Jones beach” – oil on canvas, 18″ x 24”
Private collection, Phoenix AZ
“3 women dancing” – oil on canvas, 30″ x 24”
Private collection, Phoenix AZ
“Puppy running” – oil on canvas, 30″ x 36”
Private collection, Phoenix AZ
“Laura at the lake” – watercolor, 8″ x 10”
Private collection, Tucson AZ
“Ed’s tree at the farm” – watercolor, ink – 5″ x 7”
Private collection, Pennsylvania
"Ducks and their tree - Ft. Lowell" - 11" x 14" - watercolor- 2016 - stephen michael- esem gallery
“Ducks and their tree – Ft. Lowell” – 11″ x 14″ – watercolor- 2016
Private collection, Tucson AZ
“Male figure” – charcoal pencil – 8″ x 10”
Private collection, Phoenix AZ
“Tricia” – charcoal pencil – 11″ x 14”
Private collection, Tucson AZ
“My friend with a hat” – charcoal – 18″ x 24”
Private collection, Phoenix AZ

Esem gallery and Nooma studio are the two poles of a consortium of like-minded creatives practicing various disciplines: traditional painting as well as digital online work.

It is the intent of esem.gallery to present imaginative works that may otherwise go unrecognized – contemporary society as it is being overwhelmed by a constant uninterrupted stream of random information and stimulation.

Nooma studio is dedicated to commercial creative work, such as social media content, community management and website management.

All reproduction and usage rights are held by the creators.
Please contact Esem Gallery with any questions.

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