Featured Artist Stephanie Holznecht

Artist Stephanie Holznecht views her abstract mixed media paintings as extensions of her life, emotions, and creative thinking. Visit her website to see more of her portfolio.

 

“Tangled Dreams” Acrylic, Tempura and Latex Paint on Canvas, 48” x 36” by artist Stephanie Holznecht. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Tangled Dreams” Acrylic, Tempera and Latex Paint on Canvas, 48” x 36”

 

Originally from England, I now live in Wisconsin in the United States. I started out my artistic obsession doing pen and ink drawings of animals and people. Moving from realism to abstract art was prompted by some workshops I took and continue to take. I find abstract art much more freeing that realism, and it opened the door to a slew of emotions and ideas I didn’t know I possessed.

 

“La Vida Loca” Acrylic, Tempura and Latex Paint on Canvas, 48” x 36” by artist Stephanie Holznecht. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“La Vida Loca” Acrylic, Tempera and Latex Paint on Canvas, 48” x 36”

 

Now I find that for me it is important to create my existence as a human being full of pent-up emotions. As an abstract artist, I view the world from different angles. It is now a way of life for me. So many sensations are represented by every little detail I see.

 

“Conflicting Emotions” Acrylic, Tempura and Latex Paint on Canvas, 48” x 36” by artist Stephanie Holznecht. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Conflicting Emotions” Acrylic, Tempera and Latex Paint on Canvas, 48” x 36”

 

Painting allows me to expose these feelings on the canvas. It becomes a time for quietude, where I can relax and forget the world outside of my studio.

 

“Sparks of Happiness” Acrylic, Tempura and Latex Paint on Canvas, 36” x 36” by artist Stephanie Holznecht. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Sparks of Happiness” Acrylic, Tempera and Latex Paint on Canvas, 36” x 36”

 

My present style encompasses the use of heavy body acrylic and other mixed media, such as gold and silver tempera, India ink, fluid acrylic and latex paint. I work on large canvases most of the time, but also like to work on smaller 140lb papers.

 

“Passionate Moments” Acrylic, Tempura and Latex Paint on Canvas, 48” x 36” by artist Stephanie Holznecht. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Passionate Moments” Acrylic, Tempera and Latex Paint on Canvas, 48” x 36”

 

The large canvases allow me to get more emotionally tied to my paintings, creating a sense of harmony, allowing me to feel exceptionally invigorated as I work. Each painting feeds from each other, making for a very creative work atmosphere.

 

“Fan Fare” Acrylic, Fluid Acrylic, Tempura and Latex Paint on Canvas, 36” x 36” by artist Stephanie Holznecht. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Fan Fare” Acrylic, Fluid Acrylic, Tempera and Latex Paint on Canvas, 36” x 36”

 

Working in this style has brought out a different side of me, and I have begun to produce some interesting paintings that show that different side of me, exposed to the elements. The finished piece is a complex creation of mixed emotions, coming together to form a cohesive piece of art.

 

“Love and Its Ups and Downs” Acrylic and Latex Paint on Canvas, 36” x 36” by artist Stephanie Holznecht. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Love and Its Ups and Downs” Acrylic and Latex Paint on Canvas, 36” x 36”

 

Each title I create is specific and emotionally binding to me. I want the viewer to see this as only my perception. The observer should draw their own conclusions.

 

“Sweet Dreams” Acrylic, Fluid Acrylic, Tempura and Latex Paint on Canvas, 36” x 36” by artist Stephanie Holznecht. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Sweet Dreams” Acrylic, Fluid Acrylic, Tempera and Latex Paint on Canvas, 36” x 36”

 

I have exhibited at many venues throughout the United States such as New York, Miami, Chicago, Sacramento, Providence, Portland, Cincinnati, Las Vegas, Santa Fe, Laguna Beach, Ventura, Madison and Baton Rouge. Overseas, I have exhibited in Dubai, New Delhi, London, Florence, Venice and Milan.

 

“Brighter Days Ahead” Acrylic, Fluid Acrylic and Latex Paint on Canvas, 36” x 48” by artist Stephanie Holznecht. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Brighter Days Ahead” Acrylic, Fluid Acrylic and Latex Paint on Canvas, 36” x 48”

 

I have won many awards, including a Merit Award at the 47th River Road Show in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a Bronze Award in the Master of Art International Exhibition in London, England, First Place at the VinArt Exhibition in Florence, Italy and Best in Show at Arts on Elston Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.

 

“Inspiration” Acrylic, Fluid Acrylic, Tempura and Latex Paint on Canvas, 36” x 48” by artist Stephanie Holznecht. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Inspiration” Acrylic, Fluid Acrylic, Tempera and Latex Paint on Canvas, 36” x 48”

 

My work is installed in many corporate and private collections worldwide.

 

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