Stephanie Holznecht is originally from England. She immigrated here with her family at the age of 19. Stephanie began drawing at the age of 5 and by 12 years of age she could copy a photograph or drawing exactly. Stephanie continued to improve her artistic abilities through high school in England and into college in America, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design and fine art.
“For ten years I worked as a graphic designer and finally an art director. During this time I continued to draw and paint in the style of realism. I left the life of being an art director to raise a family, all the while perfecting my craft. After my sons had left home and gone on to college, I began taking workshops on abstract art, just to broaden my artist horizons. I fell in love with the freedom abstract art released inside of me, allowing me to pour my emotions onto the canvas and leave behind something intimately personal. I have not looked back since. I continue to try new techniques and still take abstract painting workshops to broaden my knowledge and improve my abilities as an abstract artist. On request I will still do realistic artwork, and of my own volition I enjoy painting the odd sunset, seen from the backyard overlooking the water at my home in northern Wisconsin.”
“I have a unique style of painting. I use fluid acrylic paint and matte medium to produce the results you ultimately see. I layer the paint, removing some at each layer, to reveal the colors underneath. I paint from emotion and instinct and I never know exactly where the painting is going to take me. I envelope myself in the moment, and allow all inhibition to fly away, leaving me free to swirl my paint as the mood sees fit. I invest in the creation of a piece of art to convey what I have inside: my thinking, my emotions, my essence and my soul.”