Bio


Stephen Strain, born in Hungary, began painting at the age of six. At eighteen, he fell in love with the guitar and Flamenco music became another passion. He spent years perfecting the two art forms before moving to Calgary in 1981.

For eight years Stephen was the resident musician at the Rim Rock Hotel in Banff, Alberta. Currently he is on staff at Sunshine Village in Banff, Alberta, as their house musician. Stephen divides his time between Banff and Calgary and can be booked to enhance private parties, corporate functions and weddings with Flamenco music.

Stephen’s art is on display at Waves Café in SW Calgary if you wish to view his work before commissioning a landscape or portrait in oil. From a photograph, he can precisely reproduce a painting, with your size requirements, that will artistically compliment your home or business.

Colour and sound can be found woven in his paintings and his music. As an artist, Stephen is very busy teaching, working on art commissions and performing music. If you are interested in hiring Stephen, please send a message on the contact page.