Leading up to the October opening of the Grotto Gallery, we'll be highlighting the artists whose work will be exhibited at the gallery.
Last week, in our second installment, we introduced Edgar Hernandez and Erica Montgromery, a sculptor and a photographer.
We offer our third installment this week with metalsmith Michelle Startzman and natural world artist Steph Peters.
Here, we meet a talented artist of many mediums—east coast native Steph Peters.
Steph's original paintings on natural disasters have been featured in national and international magazines and are now used for educational purposes in England.
In additional to her work as a full-time artist, Steph freelances as a graphic and web designer. She works irregular hours on her craft but, with a goal of bringing joy and beauty into people's lives, she tries to draw or create something each day.
Her inspiration for a work might begin as a shape, experience, or feeling, which she fleshes out in a drawing that eventually takes shape as an abstract or traditional painting or drawing.
Through her participation in the show, Steph hopes to become more involved in the local art scene and to be inspired by other artists in the show. We're so fortunate to have her colorful, desert-themed works of beauty grace the walls of the Grotto Gallery.
Written by: Beth Wineland, Senior Writer & Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org