“Cows in Heaven”
Stefanie Graves
“Cats Eyes”
Stefanie Graves
“Four in Silence”
Stefanie Graves
Artist’s Statement:

I enjoy the freshness of watercolor and the spontaneity it affords while painting with it. Its fluidity aids the creativity of the works, which I find especially pleasing.

I am a self-taught artist, having come to it by way of careers in nursing and health care management. Along the way I’ve nurtured the part of me that is inspired by the visual and have jealously guarded my time to create. The results of this persistence and tenacity are the watercolors here on my web pages. Inspired in equal parts by the ordinary and exotic, the paintings represent my continued sense of curiosity, wonderment, and awe at the world around me.

About the Artist

Stefanie has had a fascination with art since childhood, but her career path took some rather wide diversions before she decided to make art her livelihood.  Originally a nurse and later a health care administrator, she began working full-time as an artist in 2004 in pursuit of this dream.  After residing in the greater Chicago area for 15 years and 3 years in central Mexico, she and her husband, David, are now part of the Artist Relocation Program in Paducah, KY.  However, they still spend a few months each year in their home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where art is a natural presence in the community that includes a variety of eclectic galleries and the Art Instituto of San Miguel.  Stefanie is largely a self-taught artist and has taken a variety of workshops and watercolor classes over past 30 years.  Her work has been in a number of two-person and group shows and is in numerous private collections.  She is married to David Lucht, a batik and graphic artist. Stefanie is also listed in the national artists’ registry for VSA Arts, Washington, DC, at www.vsarts.org

Artist’s Statement

I enjoy the freshness of watercolor and the spontaneity it affords while painting with it. Its fluidity aids the creativity of the works, which I find especially pleasing.

I am a self-taught artist, having come to it by way of careers in nursing and health care management. Along the way I’ve nurtured the part of me that is inspired by the visual and have jealously guarded my time to create. The results of this persistence and tenacity are the watercolors here on my web pages. Inspired in equal parts by the ordinary and exotic, the paintings represent my continued sense of curiosity, wonderment, and awe at the world around me.

       Large Format Watercolors

 

        Small Format Watercolors