,Stephanie is a native of Thomasville, Georgia, and lives in Atlanta.
She received a B.A. in English from the University of Virginia and
an M.A. in Journalism from the University of Georgia.
Stephanie supplemented her English degree with classes in studio art, art history and architectural history at UVa. Her vocation as a painter began to take shape around 2011, as her three children entered their teens and she found extended periods of time to work in her studio.
Her works are available for purchase at Gregg Irby Gallery, Atlanta; Libby Silvia Artstyle, Wellesley, MA; Firefly, Thomasville, GA, Chairish.com and Serena and Lily. Stephanie's paintings have made their way to private collections ranging from Atlanta to Big Sky, MT; San Antonio, TX; Boston, MA; San Francisco, CA; Charlotte, NC; Dallas, TX; Palo Alto, CA; St. Louis, MO; and Charlottesville, Virginia. Photos of Stephanie's works have been featured in The Boston Globe (May 2016), New England Design (2017), Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles (January 2018), The Cut (March 2018), Washingtonian Magazine (March 2016) and popular blog The English Room (September 2016).
Most of my ideas spring from the images that dance through my head on the cusp of sleep, a time when the brain lets down its guard and allows the subconscious to assert itself. After experimenting with multiple styles and media over the years, I have focused my painting in two general areas: hard-edged, bold, geometric acrylic paintings bursting with color, and softer, more realistic images painted in oil of objects found in my native south Georgia.