Stephanie is a Perth based artist who paints Small Portraits of Children. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Fine Arts from The University of Western Australia, And was included in The National Graduate Show at PICA in 1992. She then went on to complete a Diploma in Production Design from The West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, And was awarded the Dux of Production and Design in 1997.
She worked as a Set and Costume Designer in Theatre, working both Nationally and Internationally, while based in Sydney and London. And has worked with companies such as Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir St Theatre and the Australian Opera Studio. For the last ten years whilst raising her children she has worked in Design related fields and some time during this period picked up a brush again in earnest.
Stephanie has been painting Children’s Portraits for the last three years and continues to be inspired by her subjects. She finds the Painted Portrait as endlessly compelling, challenging and deeply beautiful, as are all our children. She wants to mark out a space that is separate from the fast paced photographic world we live in; to create a beautiful object, an heirloom, a quiet moment in a child’s history and our memories of them.
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