Coming from rural Suffolk, Stephanie was always aware of nature; it had a profound influence on her work and can be found within the shapes and patterns. She saw plants, flowers and trees as colour and line, rather than detail in the form of leaves or petals. She was fascinated by the skeletal shapes of seed heads and of flowers as they degenerate and fade.
Her work is not about pure representation of an object, but her own vision of the object. The way in which Stephanie applied the paint, be it the thickness or the thinness of the stroke, all contributes to how she expressed emotion about a given subject, and that is what kept her constantly excited about painting. She took reality and fused it with her own concept of the world.
Stephanie studied at the University of Hertfordshire and University College Suffolk, graduating with a B A Honours Degree in Art and Design.