Alice Wanke Stephens is a painting conservationist. As her website states… “Her mission is to promote awareness of the beauty that surrounds us, and to inspire conservation of our world.” And creating beautiful scenes of the Northwest is something she’s very good at doing. While she paints in acrylics, instead of painting on canvas, she paints largely on linens, and instead of painting with brushes, she largely paints with a palette knife. A technique that’s very difficult and rarely used today. I’m fortunate to photograph for Alice regularly, and every time I visit her studio to photograph, I’m pleasantly welcomed with beautiful northwest scenes that sometimes are even more beautiful then the actual location.
She’s currently represented by the Portland Art Museum‘s Rental Sales Gallery and is a member of the Oregon Society of Artists where can visit with her and see her in her studio hard at work. Check out some of her great art and for more, be sure to visit her website or visit the Oregon Society of Artists.
I hope you like this week’s featured artist. Be sure to visit here every Tuesday for more information about the artists that I am fortunate enough to photograph on a regular basis. If you’d like to be featured here contact me via email at email@example.com.
On Thursdays I will typically feature aof images created by other photographers that I’ve come across online somewhere and enjoyed.