Stephanie Peters is a mixed media artist from the Baltimore-Washington D.C. area. She received her B.A. in studio art and art history from the University of Arizona, in Tucson, in May 2009.
Growing up on a farm in northern Maryland, Peters has always been surrounded by open spaces and bodies of water. Her surrounding landscape has inspired a consistent theme of nature and humanity’s interaction, or reaction with it, over the course of history, in her work. She creates abstracted traditional compositions that covey this relationship with nature and the changing earth. Her approach is experimental, using a variety of textures, materials, surfaces, colors and a range of subject matters. Recently, her work has focused on climate change, natural disasters, animal habitats, and a reflection of current events.
Her professional career has led her on many paths that have allowed her to share her visual voice. In 2013, she was juried into Verde Valley Land Preservation’s ‘A River Runs Thru Us’ traveling art project that brought awareness to the Verde River. She has participated as an installation artist for various festivals, and as a live painter for events, including with Arizona Pro Arte in Mesa, Arizona. Her series on Natural Disasters was featured in the 2013F issue of Brand, an international art and design magazine. In 2013, she was invited to be a guest speaker for Yavapai College’s OLLI Inside Creativity, and in 2014, she was invited to speak on an artist panel at Menlo College, California. Recently, her work was featured in articles for the Foothills Focus (December 2014), Prescott Kudos (January 2015), and the Village View (April 2015), and she has been invited to be a panelist at the Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop in Broomfield, Colorado, for her paintings on Natural Disasters (University of Colorado, July 2015.) In late 2015, she will be the artist of the month for the Powell Museum, Page, AZ (Oct. 2015). Her work can be found in private collections internationally and nationally.
For more information and other works by Stephanie Peters, visit Stephartist.com