StÃ©phanie was born in QuÃ©bec, Canada and from an early age, demonstrated a keen interest in illustration, encouraged by her family and teachers. She earned a Fine Arts degree in 1989, after which, the mountains of Canada`s west coast called her adventurous spirit. Being an avid skier, she settled into the quaint mountain town of Rossland B.C. and started a family.
Focusing on acrylic painting, this energetic woman`s work is indicative of her love for the outdoors. Gauvin`s bold use of composition, exciting choice of color, and warm tones mark her self taught style.
Gauvin has been painting professionally for 12 years and is a Signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (AFCA). Her work has been sold widely throughout North America, Australia, and Europe.
My work is my play; my ego made visible.
As I view the world with a child`s eye, paint is the chosen medium of my expression and feeds my spirit with a sense of accomplishment and integrity. My goal is to translate the excitement I feel about life, into a tangible visual art piece.
Either working from photographs in my studio or painting out in nature, I Strive for spontaneity in my brush strokes, skilled gradations and color vibration, looking to spark a feeling rather than perfection in the details. When a piece is evolving well, I feel a sense of giddiness, as if my brush is a magic wand...it`s pure delight!
Learning, evolving and channeling my love for the craft, I regularly attend workshops lead by prominent, inspiring artists and feel greatly energized by the process. I am intuitively following my creative path and have come to realize that it is a lifelong commitment.
2015 Royal Canadian Mint artist for â€śThe Canadian Landscapeâ€ť series of four illustrated Silver Coins.
2014 Signature Status, accredited AFCA form the Federation of Canadian Artists.
2013 W.K.C.F.C.A.The Sky`s The Limit,â€śAhaâ€ť
2013 F.C.A.Transitions juried show,â€śSummer Simplicityâ€ť.
2012 F.C.A.The Hundred Mile Painting, juried show,â€śTime Is On My Sideâ€ť.
2011 T.N.S.C F.C.A.,Open Show,â€śHearThe Bells?â€ť
2010 F.C.A. Artvisions, juried show, Gold award finalist,â€śGog Lakeâ€ť.
2009 F.C.A. Perspectives, juried show,â€śLight Shines Throughâ€ť, Gold award.
Here is where you can view and follow my recent art endeavours!
Facebook page; http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stephanie-Gauvin-Artwork/121406384603017
See you there!-Stephanie