Every month we like to spread the love by sending a 1 gallon kit to a couple of artists who have tagged us on Instagram ... and then we share their work with the world!
Congratulations to artist Stephanie Roberts ... our lucky winner for August!
Stephanie is a mixed media artist based in Lexington, Kentucky. As a child, she longed to be an artist when she grew up, but eventually chose a career in science, graduating with a doctorate in pharmacy. Though she has spent the past 10 years as a practicing pharmacist, she has always dabbled in art and writing as a creative outlet.
A self taught artist, Stephanie discovered epoxy resin and fell in love with its infinite possibilities. As a nod to her career in medicine, she started embedding hand filled capsules of glitter and real over-the-counter medications in epoxy resin, gaining her a fan base for her "pill petris" which has since developed into commissioned work.
With such a demand for custom orders, Stephanie expanded her pill petris to include flowers, candy and other embeddable objects she can personalize with names and funny quotes.
Stephanie uses acrylic gel and resin embellishments to create the most gorgeous, thick, impasto paintings and piped floral pieces that look good enough to eat!
Stephanie's geode and ocean inspired flow art pieces are absolutely flawless.
After spending the last few years juggling a career while building a side business in art, Stephanie will be realizing her childhood dream and becoming a full time artist this fall!
In her own words, Stephanie says, "it tickles me to no end to look back at my journey and see it all come together to create this dream life for me. I work every day with an incredibly grateful heart and have met the sweetest humans on earth through fellow artists and many kind collectors."
Congratulations to you, Stephanie!
To see more of Stephanie's work:
Follow her on Instagram: @art_by_stephanie_roberts