Stephen Shortridge has been a professional artist for more than 30 years. In the ’70s and ’80s he had a successful career in acting that included film, TV and commercials. In 1989 he left Los Angeles and acting to pursue his love of art. He has since become a world-renowned painter. His creativity and profound spiritual insights are reflected in both his painting and his writing. Stephen and his wife, Cathy, live in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, where they raised their family and where they own The Painter’s Chair Fine Art Gallery.