Inspired by natural disasters and animals, mixed media artist Stephanie Peters creates bold and colorful works of art that she hopes will encourage one to reconnect and fall in love with nature again.
Understanding the power of line, and the energy it brings to her work, Stephanie’s style is evolving to include more drawing her painting, both to enhance the whimsical, as well as push forward the thought-provoking messages in each piece. Her goal is to inspire conversation and awareness of our current ecological challenges. ~Shea Stanfield
Adventures, notes of inspiration, daily experiences, trips to nowhere and then somewhere, works in progress, creative discoveries, new work, tools of the trade, news from the studio, event updates, and things that make me smile or think deep thoughts… ~Stephanie Peters
Did you know our national mammal, aka the largest land mammal in North America – the American Bison is a keystone species? American Bison used to live across our prairie lands by the millions – some say up to 30 million bison once roamed at one time. Their grazing contributed to the environment by packing the soil with their hooves new areas were prepared for seeds to take root thereby stimulating new plant growth. Pretty cool, huh?
This pastel painting is of an American Bison. Colors vary from screen to screen but the dominant colors in this painting are shades of purple, green and the bright mustard yellow background.
Stephanie’s work uses mixed media methods to reveal the unexpected with shapes, textures and colors by combining abstract and traditional styles as I explore ways to break the boundaries of a two-dimensional surface by using primarily acrylic paint, ink, fabric, string, charcoal and paper with a variety of techniques I am able to bring imagination, energy, theory and love into form.
Her inspiration draws from personal encounters with wildlife and her relationship to the shifting future through science (climate change, natural hazards, etc.) and ideas (religion, politics, opinion, etc.) Stephanie’s interest is in illustrating society’s reactions and connections with our ever-changing planet through a nature or nurture perspective. Stephanie’s interest is accomplished when the viewer has visual conversation that invites their attention inward.
This little painting is of an Eastern bluebird flying off, perhaps over the rainbow… Created using watercolor, thread and pastel on canvas, in circle format, part of a series on migration.
This bluebird was seen migrating south for the winter through a marshy area off the coast. Eastern bluebirds may migrate short distances in some parts of their range, but some eastern bluebirds have been known to migrate over 2000 miles. Eastern bluebirds are primarily found on the eastern coast of the United States, though their range can spread as far west as New Mexico.
Newfoundland Curious Fox Kits What’s There? 11×14
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Her Natural Disaster Art
Review of Stephanie’s Natural Disasters Art and Use of String
Stephanie Peters’ Bio – Design Team Member for WeCraft
Healing After Disaster Article featuring Stephanie
Stephanie’s graphic and website design business