Stephen Waddell has been working for more than 15 years in painting and photography. He’s been exhibited widely, and has a following among some discerning collectors. Yet, he remains not very well known. He’s often not included in survey exhibitions of current trends or forms or developments in photography, and he continues to be under-appreciated. As they say today, he’s an “undervalued” artist.
Waddell’s work is characterized by a consistent sobriety of treatment related to his beginnings as a painter and his interest in the classic moderns such as Manet and Cézanne, who revolutionized not only the manner of painting but the things to be painted, to which attention ought to be paid.’