Stephanie received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design majoring in Illustration. A life-long resident of Southeastern Massachusetts, Stephanie is influenced by the variation in landscape that New England offers. Her love of the area and the changing seasons provide new inspiration daily and her current series of work is based on the landscape in rural New England and Acadia National Park in Maine. She is a fiber artist who works with both paper collage and felted wool to create impressionistic landscapes. “I work in fiber because I am a maker; I enjoy the process and tactile experience involved with assembling to create while appreciating the forgiveness and immediacy that the paper and wool allow.” Texture and tactile experience are important in her process of creating expressive, dimensional, and textured landscapes. Painting with fluffy bits of colored wool involves a delicate and deliberate layering of color to create depth and soft impressionistic scenes. Her mixed media collages incorporate various papers, paint and sometimes branches creating dimensionality and an element of the unexpected. Resulting in traditional landscapes created in unconventional ways that invite a second look.