3910 Main Sail Place
Soquel, CA 95073
Sometimes a piece begins with
an idea stemming from a particularly intriguing photo, or sometimes I
photograph models in my studio. I usually take many pictures of a model from
all angles, so that I can reference these photos as I am creating the
initial sketch. Once I have created the initial sketch from the photos, I
will transfer it to Australian sandpaper and develop it's color and design
"Cello Woman" - Oil on Canvas
Stephanie's most recent
series of work is called 'Relating to Music'. Music is a big source of
inspiration for Stephanie. Her work is lyrical, and moves like music so
it correlates well to this subject matter. She explores the subject of
music from the perspective of listener, performer, writer, dancer, or
muse. Please contact Stephanie if you are a musician and would like to
pose for a piece
"Jazz Assembly Series 3"
Although Stephanie Schriver
is best known for her figurative works, She also finds inspiration from
nature and objects of simple beauty
At Left: "Prickly Pear"
Acrylic/Engraving on ClayBoard
Stephanie's use of
custom, integrative frames began with her figurative work using
pastels on Australian Sandpaper. She wanted to tell more about her
subjects and their relationships to each other, by letting the colors
and designs spill out onto the frame and therefore weaving a fuller
visual story of their multi-dimensional selves, and their lives. If you
would like to pose for a portrait, or have one commissioned of a loved
one, please contact us for more details.
At Left: "Passion (Soul Mates IV)"
Pastel on Sandpaper / Acrylic
paint on Georgian Basswood frame
I design a custom frame for
each piece after I have completed the main body of work. In my studio, I
have a separate space, where I paint on the unfinished Georgian Basswood
frames, to make them an integrated part of the artwork. Sometimes I use
acrylic paints, and sometimes I use oils, gold leaf, stains and dyes. I
am constantly experimenting with new mediums for the frames. I enjoy
this part of the process, and I especially love the finished product-
the effect of continuing the piece of art out onto the frame.
At Left: "Shake It!"
Pastel on Sandpaper / Oil paint on
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