I’m Stephanie. I grew up climbing trees and tumbling down hills in southeast Louisiana. When I wasn’t outside, I was creating. I made “books” by writing stories and illustrating them, scribbled in journal after journal, and drew on our driveway with rainbow-colored chalk. But it wasn’t until college that I discovered painting. One class quickly turned into two, then a minor, and then a second major.
Painting fell by the wayside when I graduated with the lofty dream of making the world a better place (and not knowing how art could fit into that goal). But somewhere between sacrificing my health to make an impact and giving up my creativity to climb the proverbial ladder, I realized my sweet spot lies somewhere in between: a place where I can make an impact on issues I care about while doing what I love. So I traded tear-filled Sundays and my self-imposed sense of “supposed to” for what felt…right.
Nowadays I hike and travel and translate what I see and feel into paint on canvas, and hope that my work sparks more consideration and conservation of our planet. When I’m not painting, you’ll find me bebopping around my mid-size Alabama city with my husband, where we spend sunny afternoons strolling along the river, evenings at our favorite local restaurants, and weekends dreaming up our next travel adventures.
I believe in living without regret—in taking chances and embracing imperfection. Fortune favors the bold. I make art because I love it, but also because I believe in its power. Because I believe that when you surround yourself with things that inspire you—things that encourage you to live your best and most bold and beautiful life—you’ll actually do it.
That belief permeates everything I do, whether I’m mixing and selecting colors, letting go when my brush hits the canvas, helping you find the best frame for your commission, crafting the perfect Instagram caption to bring you behind-the-scenes, or writing encouraging and inspirational words to share with you over email. Art chosen well is life-giving.
Glad you’re here, friend!