Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice
Today’s post is a combination of An Artful Life and Artful Admirations. Through a look into my home I would like to introduce you to the work of the artist behind one of my most prized art collections. Years ago when I first began my business I traveled to Art shows locally selling my stationery. I met wonderful artists in my travels, many of whom I still see today. One of these artists is Stephanie Elizabeth whose forte is painting found objects with her signature style. I adore Stephanie’s snowmen as evidenced by my Holiday entryway decor. Join me for a tour…
My father’s vintage Victrola is the centerpiece in this corner but this time of year the snowmen take over. A vintage sled, completely painted from top to bottom is perhaps my favorite piece in the collection. A pair of antique skates is the newest addition this year.
Stephanie’s very painterly, rich style of brushstroke combined with whimsical color palettes are central to her style.
In addition to painted pieces, Stephanie creates assemblage sculptures – this one makes my laugh each time I pass by – I love the button legs!
The focal point of the foyer is the staircase adorned with lit greens. For years I have added Stephanie’s painted wooden bowls to my collection. I finally acquired so many of these lovelies that I decided to hang them from the evergreen swags.
Take a look at the level of detail on these pieces. After years of collecting and creating art myself I have found that pieces which reveal something new each time you look are those with the most impact. This is precisely why Stephanie’s snowmen are so beloved. From the inquisitive expressions, masterful shading and color use to the thoughtful text she uses, Stephanie’s art is truly dimensional in idea and application. She brings to life the joy of fresh fallen snow, the crispness in the air as you build the first snowman of the year and the warmth you feel when sipping hot chocolate on a freezing winter afternoon.