The foundation of her artistic talent was fostered as part of her Maritimes upbringing, now the mountains of southeastern British Columbia inspire and nurture.
Introduced at an early age to painting, and its importance, by her parents, she transitioned to textiles as a preferred medium. Post-secondary studies at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in Fredericton and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design readied her for work with a variety of theatrical companies, including the world renowned Cirque du Soleil.
Interspersed with frequent world travel, she came west seven years ago. A move from Banff, Alberta to be part of Nelson, British Columbia’s artistic, palpable vibe has rekindled her creativity through painting. Her theatrical experience influences her strong, stylized semi-abstract perspective of the human form.
Stephanie has had numerous individual and group exhibitions. They showcase her impressive multi-media creativity, bold artistic vision and abundant talent.
June 2017 Midas FAB LAB - Tail, BC
CNC Machinist Training
June/17 to October/17 Glo-Tech Signage - Nelson, BC
Graphic Design and Construction Design Apprenticeship
2008 to 2009 NSCAD - Halifax, NS
Courses: Screen Printing, Resist dyeing, 19th Century History, Drawing, Writing for the Arts.
2005 to 2008 NB College of Craft & Design - Fredericton, NB
Fine Craft Diploma Major: Fashion Design, Minor: Interior Design/Textiles
SELECTED PAINTING EXHIBITIONS
May 2020-May 2021 Instillation of Sculpture “Listen”, (3rd place winner jury section) Sculpture walk Castlegar, BC
December 2019 Solo exposition, The Royal, Nelson, BC
October 2018 Group exposition, Gallery Merrick, Nanaimo, BC
May 2018 Group exposition, Blue Night, Nelson, BC
May 2018 Solo exposition, Red Light Ramen, Nelson, BC
July 2016 Group exposition, High Rollers, Banff, AB
March 2016 Solo exposition, Industrial Element, Calgary, AB
June 2014 Group exposition, Banff Avenue Brewing Company Banff, AB
June 2014 Live Painting fundraiser, Nourish Bistro, Banff, AB
May 2008 Group exhibition, The Fredericton Playhouse Gallery, Fredericton, NB
August 2007 Group exposition, Institute La Ville d'Europe, Paris, France
February 2005 Solo exposition, University Sainte-Anne Gallery, Church Point, NS
June 2014 Designer of Gay Pride dress of Joseph Bembridge head liner of “The Miss Ellen Q Show” Banff, AB
April/14 to September/14 Head Designer for Mack Threads, Banff, AB
September 2011 Interior Designer of D’vine Restaurant in Dublin, Ireland
May 2009 Featured designer, Red Dress Fashion Show for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Lily Lake Pavilion, Saint John, NB
October 2008 Dresser, Orpheus & Eurydice – Choreographed by Marie Chouinard, Sir James Dunn Theartre, Halifax, NS
June/08 to August/08 Head of Wardrobe, The Montgomery Theatre, North Rustico/Cavendish, PEI
June 2008 Featured designer, Gallery show at Provincial Legislature Building, Fredericton, NB
May/08 to June/08 Assistant to Head of Wardrobe, Cirque du Soleil (Alegria) Halifax, NS
May 2008 Featured designer, Fashion Show at the Delta Hotel with NBCCD Fredericton, NB
February 2008 Featured designer, at NBCCD Gallery, Fredericton, NB
May 2007 Featured designer, Fashion Show at the Delta Hotel with NBCCD Fredericton, NB
Currently represented by Gallery Merrick, Nanaimo, BC
Currently represented by The Block, Banff, AB
Radiance Artists Group, Fredericton, NB
La Baie Arts Council, Church Point, NS
Nova Scotia Acadian Artists Council