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Stephen earned his bachelors degree in art from CSU Channel Islands but has most enjoyed studying art outside of academia, drawing inspiration from past travels abroad and from his time in Central California where he learned from a fellow artist how to keep his work honest. “Get a life worth living, and then paint your autobiography”—invaluable advice—and for Rotella that means painting scenes of simplicity. 


Rotella’s work has appeared in exhibitions at places like the Ventura Harbor Village Gallery and Paris American Academy in France and is part of private collections along the West Coast.