Stephie was born and raised in Essex and is now living on the edge of Epping Forest.
Having a passion for painting portraits and wildlife in watercolour, combined with a love for Africa, her work is expressive, loose yet detailed, conveying feeling in every brushstroke. A trained draughtswoman, almost entirely self taught in watercolour, each piece contains the keynotes of design and emotion.
Awarded Associate Membership of the SWA in 2014, following work regularly being selected and sold for exhibition as a non member in the prestigious Mall Galleries in London.
In 2015 she was awarded the Derwent Art Award at the Society of Women artists Exhibition for her painting “Why”. Her work has been featured in a book on watercolour technique and in the International Watercolour Society catalogue. She was also a previous featured artist on Artist and Illustrators online.
Her work is regularly selected for exhibitions in the UK where she has achieved best in show, runner up and a solo exhibition. She teaches both home and internationally and her art is in private collections across the UK, USA, Europe and the UAE.