Meet Stephanie Visser of Los Angeles, CA
Originally from a small town on the shore of Lake Michigan, Stephanie moved to Los Angeles to complete her studies at Pasadena Art Center.
She began in watercolor on paper and then gravitated to acrylic because of its opaque qualities on paper. Stephanie prefers water media since she can layer and glaze and the build up finishes perfectly. She also loves the immediacy of acrylic, as patience is not one of her virtues.
Painting is a means of communication for her; it is her way of working through thoughts and questions.
Ultimately she believes that life is the great equalizer for all people and, “[her] goal is to inspire or present thoughts and ideas that [she is] personally working through which are inherent to all of us even if the story is unique.” In this way, her paintings are healing compositions that explore life experiences through tone, pattern, light, space and color. She usually creates paintings in a series.
The process with a single gesture that gradually leads to color, shape and form through a multitude of layers.
A Snapshot View of Stephanie Visser.
Favorite Artist: Andrew Wyeth was the watercolorist that first sparked her interest but she has many artists that she looks to for inspiration.
Spirit Animal: She’ll have to reach deep down into her native American roots to figure that out.
Secret Superpower: She doesn’t have one but she would love to always know who was telling the truth. Wouldn’t that make life easier all around?