Stephanie Freese


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    Stephanie Freese



    Acrylic 22 x 28

     Snake Nebula by Stephanie Freese was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the December 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.



    My artwork takes both a micro and macro point of view. My goal as an artist is to explore details while keeping in mind the entirety of environment.


    I look for intriguing colors and shapes in a costume or piece of jewelry, then expand them into a larger, grander space and composition. With this expansion, minuscule details seem almost galactic in scale.


    My portraits follow a similar technique but work in the opposite direction. I use astronomical elements such as nebulae, galaxies, and star clusters to create a vast panorama of color and depth. Pinpointing a single human in such an enormous space allows them to become the significant detail in a much larger environment.


    By examining both the minutia and the immense, I hope to remind viewers to consider more deeply their own position in our universe.


    Stephanie Freese is a native of North Carolina and received her BFA in painting from UNC Greensboro in 1994. She lives in Raleigh, NC with her husband and daughter.


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