Palette Knife Oil Paintings
Stephen Roth








Steve Roth

By Stephen Roth


Studio Location:
3 Doran Drive
Orleans, MA 02653

About the Artist

As a young man, Stephen Roth was an artist who “painted” musical portraits with his upright bass fiddle. But after being introduced to the little known art of palette knife painting in 1974, Stephen traded his bow for a blade.

Stephen first learned the technique of palette knife painting from a contemporary of Norman Rockwell, John Gould, Sr. Originally working with both brush and knife, Stephen soon began working exclusively with the palette knife. Working with the same passion he had applied to his music, Stephen soon developed his own unique style, and even began fashioning his own custom palette knives.

Stephen’s distinctive style is filled with bold colors that complement the strong edges and dimensional qualities of the palette knife genre. This spontaneous technique allows for a great deal of texture to be included in the painting.

Today, Stephen Roth is one of Cape Cod's most noted artists, with exhibits in galleries, restaurants and other venues across the Cape.

This Summer he is exhibiting at the “Artists Cottages” at the Orleans Market Square, located on Old Colony Road between the Hot Chocolate Sparrow and the Orleans Farmers Market. The hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 11 AM-6PM (Saturday open at 8AM). Look for him in the “purple Cottage #3”.

His studio and gallery in Orleans are open by appointment only.

Stephen resides in Orleans with his wife, Carol. His children and grandchildren live nearby.