Stephanie Kirkland artistHey there!

I’m Stephanie, an artist inspired by fresh air and expansive landscapes. When I’m not painting, you’ll find me hiking and camping and planning my next road trip  (usually involving mountains).

I feel most alive when I’m outside with the sun on my face and wind in my hair, so…

I paint to bring the outside in, to breathe that fresh air into your home, office, and life through my artwork.

Learn more about what inspires and influences me here.

How did I get here?

I spent four years in college studying (and falling in love with) master artists like Claude Monet and Jackson Pollock while experimenting with all kinds of materials and techniques. I’ve since immersed myself in real life—teaching high school in rural Alabama, traveling every chance I get, paying attention to what makes life grand.

I’ve also made my fair share of bad paintings while searching for my own voice and style. (Which, after years of trial and error, I’d describe as fresh, honest, and raw.)

The Process

Working with me almost always starts with a conversation about color. How certain colors make you feel. What colors remind you of a particular memory, place, or experience. My work relies on these questions to help me identify colors that speak to you and bring you joy. From there, my paintings often take on lives of their own as spontaneity and instinct tell me what’s working, what isn’t, and what feeling I’m capturing through paint.

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CV

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art, summa cum laude
Concentrations in Drawing and Painting
The University of Alabama

Select Exhibitions

2018 55th Annual Bluff Park Art Show, Bluff Park, Hoover, Alabama (juried)

2018 Water of Alabama, PaperWorkers Local, Birmingham, Alabama (juried)

2018 Paper/Work, Salmon Library Gallery, Huntsville, Alabama (juried)

Special Projects

2018 Mural, Arty Party Gala, Regions Field, Birmingham, Alabama

Collections

Oxford, England
Hoover, Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
La Habra Heights, California
Urbana, Illinois
New Orleans, Louisiana
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Fort Worth, Texas
Spring, Texas
Onalaska, Wisconsin