Stefanie Graves

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

Artist’s Statement:

Test of Time Watercolor by Stefanie Graves
“Test of Time” 10″x14″ $400

“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 became part of the Artist Relocation Program in Paducah, KY.  They still spend a few months each year in their home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. They are fortunate to share in two communities that embody the artistic spirit; where art is a natural presence in the community . 

In Pursuit Watercolor by Stefanie Graves
“In Pursuit” 15×18.75 $650

Although largely self-taught, Stefanie has both participated in and led 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 design artist. Stefanie is also listed in the national artists’ registry for VSA Arts, Washington, DC, at




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