Stephen Quiller is an internationally known painter who works
primarily in watermedia, monotypes, and intaglio printmaking. He is best
known for his innovative approach to watermedia painting: watercolor,
gouache, acrylic, casein and their combinations, and for his use of
color. He has written five books in the years from 1983 to 1999, all
published by Watson-Guptill: Water Media Techniques,
Water Media: Processes and Possibilities,
Acrylic Painting Techniques,
Painter's Guide to Color
His research and development of a color wheel for
painters called the “Quiller Wheel” is now used by thousands of painters
throughout the world. In addition, he has developed twelve instructional
video tapes produced by Crystal Productions, as well as two tapes
produced by the Richeson Company in 2004.
Stephen Quiller has painted in many parts of the world, but is
primarily known for his work done at or near his home in the high
mountainous country of southern Colorado. These subjects include beaver
ponds, snow shadows, water patterns, wild iris, and mountain rhythms,
capturing the spirit of the San Juans. Through his painting, he has
become a Signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National
Watercolor Society, Rocky Mountain National Watermedia, and Society for
Painters in Acrylic and Casein, among others. In 1997, he received the
Greathouse medal and cash award in the 130th American Watercolor Society
Stephen's paintings have been on the covers and the subject of
articles in many leading art magazines. He has also been an invited
juror for a number of regional and national art exhibitions.
A popular workshop instructor, he teaches his approach to color,
watermedia, composition, and on-location painting, throughout North
America and internationally.
Stephen shows in the Mission Gallery of Taos, New Mexico, and during
the summer months he and his wife, Marta, operate their Quiller Gallery
in Creede, Colorado.