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About Stephen Cassettari


Stephen produces a range of handpainted cards & posters,

also books, and a yearly calendar featuring his poetry and

paintings, plus screens and murals of such subjects as birds,

flowers, landscape, animals, Australian flora and fauna.

An exponent of the art of Chinese Painting since 1979,

Stephen is a full-time artist, writer and teacher of

Chinese brush painting. A resident of Lake Macquarie

where he conducts occasional classes and workshops

and also in metropolitan Sydney and NSW country areas.

Stephen has written over 10 books on the various aspects

of the techniques of Chinese Painting.

These books include the best seller...

"Chinese Brush Painting Techniques".

(Harper Collins, Angus and Robertson)

He has also produced four books of his poetry combined with

calligraphy and Chinese Painting, including

"Footsteps of the Dance" and "Rhythm of the River"

Stephen is a specialist of Bamboo painting, the most difficult

category of the Chinese Art.

He regularly exhibits and sells his work in a variety of places
and operates from the Morning Lake Studio, on beautiful Lake Macquarie. 

Having studied Chinese brush painting for over 34 years, and taught in Adult Education for over 28 years, he teaches the only correspondence course in Chinese painting in Australia.

Stephen studied watercolor painting at the National Art School in Sydney before beginning an extensive study of Chinese Painting.
He studied Chinese Painting with Amy Huang for 7 years.


Stephen also gives talks and demonstrations on chinese painting,

1 - 2 hours duration, to art and craft groups or other social groups.

* 'The Four Seasons' painted and explained.

* The History and philosophy of Chinese Painting.

* Explanation and demonstration of various painting and calligraphy styles and equipment used.

* During the demonstration 12 original paintings will be produced, after the demonstration these will be available to members.

Please contact Stephen for information for your group's individual requirements.

Contacting Stephen

If you want more information on any of the products on this web site or just want to get in touch with Stephen please don't hesitate to contact us through one of the ways below...


Mobile Phone: 0413 570 190

                     0402 732  354


Postal address: 55/687 Pacific Highway, Belmont NSW 2280

34 Todd Street,

Blackalls Park,

N.S.W. 2283.