Stephen Hackley

Original Artist




Stephen Kenneth Hackley is a native of Des Moines, Iowa who moved to Texas at the age of 4.

Taking art classes in school was a beginning for Stephen, including achieving a major art award at the young age of 14, but he did not immerse himself into his career as a painter until the mid-90’s after becoming inspired by the work of renowned American subliminal artist Jim Warren. He came to know Warren in Clearwater, Florida where he watched him paint daily for several months, and then struck out to find his own way.

“I am really interested in evoking an emotional response from my work using color, motion, texture and form and even elements such as rock and metal right on the canvas. I want my art to touch people and bring some beauty and joy into their surroundings. I truly believe the essence of what an artist does is create.”

Stephen has shown work in both the Ft. Worth and Dallas Petroleum Clubs as guest artist. He was twice given the distinction as one of the top 50 floral painters in the world by the Susan Kathleen Black Foundation, where twice his work traveled to galleries and museums across the US with the exhibits. He has a 7-panel reproduction spanning 15 feet wide and a 12 foot original both purchased by the M Crowd (owners of Mi Cocina Restaurant) in the Mi Cocina in the Ft. Worth Hulen area. He has been invited to Art Monaco and shown the Redwood Media Group’s family of world-renowned art shows, of which he participated in the ArtExpo New York in April of 2017.

Stephen has shown in a number of juried outdoor art shows and taken Best of Show honors. Some of these shows include the St. James Court in Louisville, KY, the Paseo Art Show and Festival of the Arts shows in Oklahoma City, Inc 500’s Fine Art Shows in Dallas, and many other art shows in Texas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, Louisiana and Tennessee.