Artist of the Month, March 2015 — Stephan Pratt

Stephen Pratt

Stephan Pratt

Stephan Pratt creates paintings and drawings that are bold, beautiful and uniquely empathetic to the human condition. He is a gifted and classically trained artist whose work echoes the virtuoso skill of John Singer Sargent, the palette of Edward Hopper and the passion of Caravaggio.

Sports have factored significantly in Pratt’s work. His career as a competitive athlete includes a brief skate with a pro hockey team in France, and twelve years as head coach of hockey and baseball in the prestigious New England prep school league. He has worked for Sports Illustrated at the Barcelona Olympic Games, for the ATP Men’s Tennis Tour, and as freelance artist at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Throughout, he has been active in his sketchbook while on the front lines of the highest level of professional sports; this unique genre of live-action sketching remains a staple of his teaching and of his own work today.

Pratt’s work is collected privately and has been praised by notable sports figures such as San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain, New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady, and Patriots head coach, Bill Belichik. He has been recognized as a Carmel-by-the-Sea Art Festival painter and won Best of Show Award at the Big Sur Plein Air Open Invitational.

Now in his 21st year of teaching, Pratt paints commissioned portraits and seascapes; he enjoys blending his love of family, teaching, painting, and coaching. Originally from Portland, Maine, Pratt now lives in Pebble Beach, California with his wife, Manon, and their two teenaged children. He serves as Chair of the Fine & Performing Arts at the Stevenson School in Pebble Beach.

For more information go to: www.stephanpratt.com; Facebook Page, Stephan Pratt Artist; and Twitter  @PrattStephan.