Artwork

"Having been involved with art all my life, it only came natural for me to integrate art into my architectural and interior design practice. I've been providing fine art for my clients for over twenty years, but usually only after their house is done and we are looking for a custom piece for a specific spot. My practice is turning 10 this year so it was time to launch the art side into the community."

Stephen enjoys the reverse painted glass aspect for the challenge and the backwards thinking process to the finish product. He also works with watercolor, pastels, acrylic, pencil, pen and ink.

Afternoon Calm

Acrylic on Canvas

Passages

Acrylic on Canvas

Fall Aspen Leaves

Reverse Painted Glass

Tre Peaks

Detail of left panel

Tre Peaks

Detail of right panel

Gore Range Meadows

Reverse Painted Glass

“Stephen Hentschel made the experience of building a home enjoyable and interesting. The whole process was light, conversational and fun. We got right down to the core of who we are as people—how we live, how we entertain and how we envision our life for the next 20 years—often over a glass of wine!

Stephen is a true artistic being—he’s creative and whimsical, yet he’s also pragmatic. He balances elegance with functionality in a beautiful way immersing himself totally in every project from soup to nuts. His vision includes every little detail. He always has his pencil, a sketchpad and roll of vellum with him so he can sketch and doodle as he conceptualizes new variations and solicits feedback. We really appreciate his gift for drawing as it allowed us to visualize a great many options as they came to life.

Stephen also has an amazing eye for interior design. He makes recommendations on wall colors, the look and feel of a room, ceiling treatments and how everything works together overall. Very early in the process he considers how the furniture will layout, where the lights should be placed, and much more. And he gets deeply involved in the minutia&mdashlike the lantern that hangs over our front door, which he selected and restored, and the tiny flowers he personally painted on our wrought iron staircase. Stephen also has a very nice sense for the scale of rooms—every room he designed for us has a different level of appropriate coziness. The result was exactly what we had hoped for. Today, a decade after our project was completed we still work with Stephen and consider him our friend.’

Name
Polo Club, Denver
December 2011