Born in November 1967, Stephen Dabrowski, showed an early interest and understanding of art. As a young man he developed a keen sense of drawing, photography, and poetry getting published by the age of 17 and selling some of his photography. His family traveled extensively as the result of being a part of the U.S. Military. This exposed Stephen to many environments and cultures. At 19 years old, Stephen attended the European branch of the University of Maryland and made the Dean's list for the first two years, he then went on to study art and various techniques in his own.
In his 26th year he joined the Army to get out and travel more. In the service Stephen studied communications. The experiences he garnered added something he didn't expect: "More confidence and focus on my art", Stephen said. He was assigned to a base in Korea and then Arizona where he was exposed to Asian and American Indian architecture, poetry, paintings, and culturem which gave him some insight into his own self. Stephen had an emotion arise that left him feeling "disconnected" from his inner self at times and from those around him. His paintings became the interpretation of this disconnection.
In 2006 Stephen Dabrowski took up the art medium called "glass fusion." He worked with this new passion the same way he approached his paintings; objects and spaces are equally important. Hide color and shapes as if to make the piece constantly evolving. No two persons should see the same thing in a piece. Use color, shadow, and lines to give expression and get the viewer to think.
Stephen now resides in Ranburne, Alabama where he is a full time artist living on his ranch.