About

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Winner of the

Pauline Fay Lazarus Award

2012

Young Artist

of the Year Award

2013

3rd Prize

MY STORY

Hello! My name is Stephanie

Kintsugi Still Life Painter

 

My work explores the wonders of nature and antiquity from the perspective of renewal. Like the ancient Japanese art of Kintsugi, where broken porcelain is visibly mended with streaks of gold, my still life paintings explore ideas of transforming fractured objects into messages of hope and beauty. Birds, big cats and other chosen animals also make an appearance in my work, specifically in my subtle surrealist pieces in my series The Tender Wild. The coexistence of fragility and strength in the animal kingdom has always struck a cord with me, further reminding me of the philosophy of Kintsugi.

 

Born in the North East of Scotland, I received my BA Hons Fine Art education in 2006 before exploring my passions and artistic identity further during my European travels, living for some years in Spain and The Netherlands. Since returning to Scotland in 2010, I have had the pleasure of exhibiting my work throughout the United Kingdom, cultivating a wonderful collector base and winning two prestigious awards.