Stefan Mierz was born in Lowell, MA in 1978.  His family moved to the art colony Rockport, MA when he was two years old.  His interested in drawing and painting was aparent from an early age. Encouraged by family members and school teachers Stefan continued painting and was given oil paints at the at age of 15.  Imaginative landscapes were the main subject of his early works.  
Stefan attended Johnson State College in Johnson, VT and majored in fine art with a focus on oil and acrylic painting.  After five years in the mountains, the call of the ocean air brought him back to Rockport Ma. where he resides today.  Stefan finds the outdoors energizing and likes to spend his free time in the day hiking around the beautiful beaches and wilderness areas around the Cape Ann Area.  Since 2012 Stefan and his partner have run The Art Nook Gallery together in Rockport Ma.