Stephen Boczanowski, former K-12 art director for the Marshfield Public Schools for 34 years, began his career as a graphic designer for several advertising agencies and design studios in Boston. He graduated from the Boston Museum School and Tufts University, and later received his M.S. degree in art education from Massachusetts College of Art.

Stephen paints familiar New England scenes, — busy downtown locations, and buildings, like "North End Morning," and shoreline scenes — boats, docks, and cottages — like "The Ole Quarterdeck," and "Sand Hills".

He likes using acrylics because they give an exaggerated richness of color to his paintings. Colors in acrylics appear to be brighter, and like many artists, he prefers them because they dry faster and have many advantages over slower-drying oils. In his paintings of city streets and older building facades, he adds brilliant tones that enliven these images.

Stephen has created more artwork since he left his teaching positions and he enjoys having more time for painting. As an art educator, he tries to practice the concepts he taught his former students. Boczanowski has also taught courses in Desktop Publishing, Photography, and Computer Art and Design at Providence College in Rhode Island.

For many years, Stephen has been active in the Cape Cod Art Association, and has won several first and second prizes in some of their shows. He's also a member of the North River Art Association based in Marshfield, the Plymouth Art Guild, the Duxbury Art Association, and the South Shore Arts Center in Cohasset.

Stephen's work has been featured at Dickerson Art Gallery-Weymouth, Crump and McCole Gallery- Boston, South Shore Conservatory- Hingham, The Back Bay Framery-Boston, Boston City Hall, and the MASSPORT Gallery in Boston. - Originals and giclee prints are available.