Stefan has painted for over 40 years. He graduated from the National Institute of Applied Arts(now the National Academy of Fine Arts), in Lviv, Western Ukraine. He lectured at the National Institute of Applied Arts from 1973 until 1978, and participated in numerous group art exhibitions in Ukraine.
Stefan was an Art Consultant for the State Historical Archives of the Ukraine, in Lviv from 1978 until 1988. He completed numerous unique artworks for a special scientific and methodical museum in this institution.
Stefan has lived in Edmonton since 1990 and has had several solo exhibtions and numerous group art exhibitions in Canada. His artworks include landscapes and seascapes portraits and icons, interior decorations (Bishops Coat of Arms) and a few murals. He works mostly in acrylic oils and oil pastel and also gouashe, soft pastel, colour pencils and tempera media. His paintings can be found in private collections in Ukraine, Poland, Slovakia, Russia, Germany, USA, New Zealand and Canada.
Most recently, Stefan painted 6 large icons for the church in his native village, Korpets, Ternopil region of Ukraine.
Stefan Melnychenko sells originals and prints of his work. Please contact him for information. Stefan is available to demonstrate painting.