May 12 - 13 , Site: 89
Pacific Art League
668 Ramona Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Stephanie's art draws from a diverse array of artistic influences. From her aunt who recreates masterpieces, to her previous art teachers and to the Master painters such as Edward Hopper, Paul Cezanne and Claude Monet. Like these classical painters, Stephanie enjoys highlighting the beauty of simple, often ignored ordinary moments in time, while infusing them with her own, enhanced styles and color choices. Like an Instagram filter for her canvas, she infuses her own bolder tastes taking inspiration from contrasting colors and patterns, often used in comic books, anime and children’s books.
While Stephanie has experimented with mediums such as acrylics, pastels, and watercolor, oils and art markers are her preferred mediums. The pigmentation from oils give her paintings a sense of timelessness and allows her to build up layers to convey texture and depth. Stephanie’s use of art markers allows her to achieve results like that of watercolor and the vibrancy of anime. Throughout her work, she deliberately amplifies both color and shading to elicit anywhere between a whimsical, joyful and a dramatic response. Using visible brushstrokes and bold highlights and shadows, Stephanie's technique brings alive scenes that can appear real and surreal simultaneously.