Colleen Stevens career in the arts profession has grown to international audiences in a short time, with selection to participate in online exhibitions in Australia, and having completed commissioned works and sales to private collectors in USA, Canada, Japan, England, Ireland, Germany and Australia.
“Inspired by the beauty in God's creation, I paint with a clear focus: to connect deeply with an individual, and fill their home with peace and inner light through depiction of the serenity and security of beautiful landscapes, where the mind is seeded with wondering what may lie around the bend, just outside the frame.”
“Drawing on the ever-changing palette of nature’s seasons in my Humboldt County, Californian home, my work reflects the joy I feel when being alone in nature and the strong role that my faith in God plays in my work. He offers me peace and security in ways that I can't gain from anywhere else; much like the peace I feel when I have a moment alone to take in a beautiful view. For this reason, it is rare to find human figures in my work.”
“My goal is to paint places that are desirable to people who feel stress; places they feel they could escape to and forget their troubles even for just a moment. I strive to convey a beautiful, peaceful scene to absorb an observer’s troubles and give them a moment of joy. I've always loved the term "Find a happy place" when dealing with stress in life and the idea of mentally retreating to a beautiful and peaceful scene. I want people to say: "That's what my happy place looks like."