Stephanie Lawhorn’s vibrant works are inspired by her own life experiences and view of nature as seen through the lens of her Christian faith. She experiments with a variety of mediums and styles ranging from landscapes to botanicals to portraiture, but is most known for her textured, acrylic abstracts. Stephanie currently works as both a professional artist and art educator in Rockwall, Texas. She is self-taught and enjoys sharing her Christian faith and love of nature with the creative freedom of her own intuitions and God’s inspiration.
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Dena Tollefson (nee Dena Schaefer), born 1965, is a full-time, professional artist. Tollefson is represented in galleries nationally in New Mexico, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois. Her "Daubism" body of work is a unique process she developed, where "daubs" of individually mixed paint are applied with a palette knife. The largest marks are applied with a serving spoon, allowing ridges of paint which catch the light and appear to dance and scintillate as the viewer moves past the painting. Tollefson’s work focuses on botanicals, ponds, skies, and her Corn Series of work, biographies where people are depicted as ears of corn. Her work is highly tactile. Tollefson graduated from Iowa State University in 1988 and lived in Dallas Texas before returning to Iowa in 1991 where she developed her unique, highly textured painting style. She lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with her husband and family. Dena Tollefson’s work hangs publicly and in private collections throughout the world. She has exhibited in juried shows in Texas, New York, California and Georgia and has won awards at the national and local level, as addition to participating in 40 gallery group shows.
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