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"Sacred Structures" Drawings and Paintings by Jean K. Stephens
Jean K Stephens’ artwork is inspired by nature’s sensuous, curvilinear forms, dark, mysterious crevices and richly textured surfaces. From the direct experience of combing a rocky beach at low tide or wandering in the woods, what she excitedly discovers is used to convey a narrative which complements her journey of personal and spiritual growth.
Her paintings are based on photo reference and sketches completed on site, or from a still life set up in her studio. Jean explores a variety of media and techniques, oil and encaustic paint, graphite and colored pencil.
Themes in Jean’s repertoire include Woman as Vessel – a series of nest/egg paintings, What Remains – paintings and drawings of rock formations/bones, Juicy Feminine - encaustic and oil paintings of lush, ripe pears and Spirit Guides - figurative, encaustic collages. Often a figure is implied, emerging as an expression of a divine, feminine essence.
A Rochester, New York native, Jean K Stephens received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Masters in Art Education from Rochester Institute of Technology. Her drawings and paintings have been selected for national juried exhibitions, and are included in private and corporate collections. Jean has taught drawing and oil painting classes and regional workshops. She has been married to artist Bill Stephens for over 40 years and happily shares their home in Honeoye Falls, NY with two cats, Luna and Sparrow.
On display March 8 to April 3. Artist Reception is 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 8 in The Little Cafe.