About Stephen Futral


At 17, I lived in Israel for a year, studying at The Betzalel School of Art and Design in Jerusalem and spent time with Yona Mach, a famous Israeli artist who was my mentor. At the end of the year I spent a month in Ein Hod, an art colony outside of Haifa overlooking the Mediterranean. In that month I developed a portfolio and with that in hand was accepted at Parsons, Pratt and the School for Visual Arts in NYC.

I went to The Art Students League, The New School for Social Research and Hunter College, after which I was accepted at Cooper Union, NYC. 

Five years later I flew from NYC to Rome and went by land to India. I returned after a year and started 2 Integral Yoga Institutes for Swami Satchidananda.

I traveled throughout the USA and lived in Vermont for 7 years before moving to Boulder, Colorado, where I’ve raised my family for the past 30+ years.


While living at Ein Hod, in Israel, I met Martha Graham and Jean Arp, whose cottage I whitewashed.

I decaled a Rolls-Royce with Peter Max for 3 days, this vehicle is featured in his newest book on a 2 page spread.

I was featured in GQ magazine as manager of “The Electric Lotus, ” a light show store in the Lower East Side, Manhattan.

I did a TV commercial with Bert Stern (Libra Studios) for Utica Club beer.

I was on stage at Woodstock, opening the festival with Swami Satchidananda, chanting OM. I’m also in the movie assisting Swamiji into a tent.

I spent time in India and Europe with Felix Caviliere of the Young Rascals.

I massaged James Taylor backstage before a concert in Dallas, Texas.

I was assistant Art Director for Marty Scorsese’s first Hollywood film, called Box-Car Bertha.

I won the top Design Award for Jewelry at the Rhinebeck Show at Duchess County Fairgrounds, NY.

I held a one-man show at A La Carte restaurant, held over for 2 months, Boulder, CO.

I held a one-man show at United Bank, Boulder, CO.

I had an ongoing show at the Burgundy Café, Boulder, CO.

I was in a group show at Nalanda University, Boulder, Colorado called "The Ripple Effect."

I placed a painting in the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art for a fundraiser.

I've had one-man shows at the Trident Cafe, Vic's Espresso, Caffe Sole and The Tonic Herban Lounge in Boulder, Co
My artwork in the 

COLLECTIONS of--available upon request