Florabunda - A Painted Garden
About the Artist:
Stephanie Lawing lives and works as an artist in Virginia Beach, VA. Her painting career has followed a winding path to its current success. It started with a BA in Fine Arts from Roanoke College and then working in the publishing industry in New York City. She decided to refine her focus on painting, attending and receiving her MFA in painting from Savannah College of Art and Design, in Savannah GA. Although her painting career took a pause while fully immersed in raising her three great kids, she continued to create original work, ran her own online business, conducted 8 military moves, and supported numerous military deployments with her USMC F-18 husband. Every twist, turn and hardship along the way developed a drive to create works to simply bring out a lighter side of our lives. She brings out something colorful with big, fresh, beautiful blooms. While appearing somewhat familiar, Stephanie shows it from an uncommon perspective. Seeking daily inspiration through her backyard garden, the nearby Norfolk Botanical Gardens, and a macro lens of an iPhone, she has the ability to make us pause on her work and take a moment to focus on the detail of nature. She strives to bring the outdoors in, and fold nature into interior design - a contemporary take on classic art that is easily understood by all.