Tailwater Gallery’s featured
artist is Stephanie Woolley. Stephanie’s
command of watercolor and acrylics is a result of her passion for capturing
what is real. Her intelligent sensitivity allows her paintings to express
themselves through the excellent balance of color, which is evident in all
Growing up in Pennsylvania near the Brandywine River Valley and living in
Taos, New Mexico presented Stephanie with a unique perspective. She has
been influenced by the dramatic drawings and paintings of the Wyeth family
and the intense clarity and colors of the southwest.
Stephanie’s work has received numerous awards and her paintings are
included in many collections throughout the country. A feature article in
Southwest Art magazine and various shows are
among Stephanie’s many accomplishments.
"[One] is not an artist by virtue of clever technique
or brilliant methods: he is fundamentally an artist in the degree that he
is able to sense and appreciate the significance of life that surrounds
him, and to express that significance to others.
This quote by Howard Pyle sums up the way I feel about painting and why
I enjoy such a variety of subject matter: the human form for its challenge
and emotional impact, animals for their beauty and humor and of course places
where I have fly fished and wish to go again."