Contemporary. Representational. Art.
With a classic and representational style, she draws her inspiration from studying art history as well as her surroundings. “I approach art as an intellectual exercise; determining how to best enable the full expression of my vision from my materials. My background is in the military. I consider my visual arts and leadership journeys to be much the same, disciplined approaches to causing a vision to come to life. We create our own realities. We do this in our personal lives and our public lives. It is no different in our artistic lives. What we put in, we get out…I am constantly searching out information and striving for the next level.”
Stephens holds a Master of Arts degree in Museum Studies from Baylor University. She has taken classes through the Joslyn Art Museum and has studied extensively under Dalhart Windberg. She has taken workshops with Wende Caporale, Jennifer Balkan, Lee Casbeer, Stephen Dubov and Brenda Hash. Her work has shown in many venues, including in the 2013 and 2014 University of Vermont’s Annual Alumni Exhibitions. She is a member of the Austin Visual Arts Association, the Portrait Society of America and an Associate Member of the Oil Painters of America. She is represented by Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona, as one of their Studio Artists. Stephens is a Continuing Education Instructor at Central Texas College, with courses available in Oil Painting and Life Drawing Studio, and is a certified juror for the Texas Art Education Association’s Visual Arts Scholastic Event, a statewide contest program for visual arts in middle and high schools.