Stephen Ludeman
NW Artist
69401 E Fairway Ave.
Welches, OR  97067
(503) 622-5632
In my life-long passion for creating art, I am inspired by the varied natural beauty and rich history of
the Pacific Northwest.  I have enjoyed many years hiking, climbing, skiing or backpacking in Europe
and some of the Northwest’s most wild and scenic places.  Now, through my landscape and seascape
paintings, I enjoy telling stories of my outdoor adventures.

Growing up in Northern Iowa I often had a pencil, sketchbook and paints in my hands.  I enjoyed
creating art of nearby farms, windmills and tall grass prairie.  After college and service with the Navy in
Viet Nam, I was fortunate to live, work, and paint in Switzerland, Germany and Australia.  In 1985,
I settled with my family in Oregon where I worked as Emergency Manager for the Bonneville Power
Administration in Portland.  I am a Commander, US Naval Reserve, retired.  In my retirement I am  
enjoying a career as a professional artist.

My sketchbook and paints continue to be constant companions in my travels and on the trail.  
I enjoy painting while my wife, Jean, creates beautiful award-winning quilts in our home studio in
Oregon’s Cascade Mountains.  Jean also reproduces my paintings on greeting and note cards.  We are
truly an artistic team!

Collectors in the US and overseas have acquired many of my paintings.   My original works of art are in
the permanent collections of Timberline Lodge, Oregon (National Historic Landmark) and the Oregon
Health Sciences University in Portland.  Let’s discuss your special commissioned watercolor painting!

You may also contact me about the availability and prices of Jean's exceptional quilting.
Awards and

First Place  and Second Place–
Native American Fine Arts Festival,
Bonneville Power Administration

Artist of the Year - Mt Hood Area
Chamber of Commerce

Honorable Mention, Northwest
Watercolor Society

Honorable Mention, Lake Area Artists

Honored as "Artist of the Month" at
the Sandy Area Chamber of
Art Activities

Judge for annual Clackamas County
Fair Art Shows, Oregon

Judge for the annual Ageless
Shows, Milwaukie, Oregon

Instructor, Portland Fine Arts Guild,

Instructor for drawing & watercolor
classes, Welches, Oregon

Art Shows (2005 to

Lewis & Clark, A journey of
Discovery – Skylight Gallery,
Clackamas, OR

Northwest Watercolor Society,
Seattle, WA

Watercolor Society of Oregon, 12

Jordon Schnitzer Museum or Art,
Univ or Oregon, Eugene, OR

Jacobs Gallery, Eugene, OR

Giustina Gallery, Oregon State Univ,
Corvallis, OR

Oregon Health Sciences University,
Portland, OR

Lake Area Artists, annual shows,
Lake Oswego, OR

Annual shows, Clackamas County
Artists Exhibit Program

Art on Broadway, Beaverton, OR

Cascade Sotheby's Realty,
Vancouver, WA

Celebration of Creativity, Annual Art
s, Beaverton, OR

Realty Trust Group, Lake Oswego,

Maritime Museum, Garibaldi, OR

Lake Oswego Review, one-person

Lakewood Center for the Arts,
annual shows, Lake Oswego, OR

Guest Artist, Timberline Lodge 75th
Anniversary Heritage Week

Featured Artist in the Sandy Post

Featured in "Timeless Adventures in
the Villages of Mt. Hood,”  a
publication of the Mt. Hood Area
Chamber of Commerce

Mountain High XVI, Timberline
Lodge, Oregon – Friends of


Signature member, Watercolor
Society of Oregon (WSO)

American Watercolor Society (AWS)

National Watercolor Society (NWS)

Northwest Watercolor Society

Lake Area Artists, Oregon

Wy'East Artisans Guild, Oregon
About the Artist
Here's are examples of Jean's quilting.  She
does traditional, modern, and landscape quilts.
Art by Steve Ludeman, WSO
Jean and Steve at the Chinese
Gardens in Portland, Oregon
All rights reserved copyright
@2000 Steve Ludeman
Dear Jane
Circle of Life
Quilt of Valor
Great Blue Heron & Tatanka
Polar Vortex