Stephen Lursen is an artist and instructor working primarily in acrylics and enjoys creating intuitive abstract work.He graduated in 2012 with his M.F.A. in painting and soon there after worked for three years at Donna Downey Studios as the Director of Education. Over that time he developed 13 online workshops which are sold through his website stephenlursen.com. His Facebook group is active in sharing the work produced from many of his workshops. He is teaching an upcoming weekend workshop at Donna Downey Studios called "Setting The Mood" a large scale painting project focused on developing abstract surfaces that set the mood for the entire space.