Born in the year 1965, in the Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania.
Lived with parents until the age of seven , Was removed from parent's custody,and became a ward of the state, sent to a privet boarding school where he stayed until he reach the the age of sixteen.
From the age of sixteen to nineteen He lived with his parents and attended public high school. While in high school he took commercial art.
While living with his parent for three years, They were trouble times between him and his mother, he left home two weeks after he graduated high school. While facing the turmoil at home He started on a spiritual quest to find God. The summer of 1981, he was hit by a car while working. This car accident cause damage to his back, neck , and head. He had to be under watchful eye for a few months due to blackout spells he suffered. During this summer he spent a lot of time reading the Holy Bible , which lead him to except Jesus the Christ as his Savior and Lord.
Since a early age, Stephen was drawling, but around his early teenage years he taught himself how to paint, he started out with water color. He worked with the medium oils for a few years, but was poisoned by their fumes, and decided this medium was not for him. He found his favorable medium , Acrylic, and has been painting with this medium for about 20 years. Stephen has been able to sell his art, since he was the age of fourteen, He has been commissioned to paint for famous people, such as Steve Allen, The comedian who played the barber on the Hee-Haw show, and the president of NBC( 1983 ).
These commissions took place at Captiva Island Florida ( 1982 - 1984 ).
Stephen has dedicated His talent of art and writing , to the awareness of God , Jesus ,and the holy Bible, in the hope that other people may find the freedom in forgiveness of sin , receive enternal life, and hope for better life through fellowship with God, through placing their faith in Jesus as their savior and Lord.
Stephen's work is on display in colleges,coffee shops, community centers,convention centers, drug rehab centers.
His work is also displayed on the following web sites :
* Deviant art.com
To find his work on these sites you have to search under the name: Surealworld or Stephen J. Vattimo. You can also use a search engine, both user name and my real name come up.
I hope you will enjoy my work and that God will bless you through it.
Stephen J. Vattimo