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ARTIST STATEMENT

An emerging, primarily self-taught artist, Stephanie McLean reveals, highlights, and relishes the creative energy of her subjects on canvas.

 

Until 2020, Stephanie gave her painting a secondary role. Graduating with a BFA in Music from Concordia University (Montreal, Quebec) in 1995, she knows that any form of creative and artistic expression is harnessed from the same force.

 

Primarily, Stephanie had been a performing artist in theatre, as a jazz singer (with her eponymous jazz band), and had professionally designed books, posters, and presentations for corporations. Through her experiences on stages and in boardrooms, Stephanie witnessed how people in all walks of life express their creative impulses.

 

In 2021, she decided to focus all her artistic energies by painting portraits of this creative drive. Her first successful series portrayed musicians. In Spring 2022, Stephanie began a series to explore how larger patterns of creative energy might become manifest in personal impulses by portraying representations of universal energy and the zodiac signs.

 

In her artistic practice, Stephanie looks forward to portraying the unique, creative shapes and energies of people and things from all walks of life.

ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • Board member of the Artists' Network (Toronto)

  • CARFAC (Canadian Artists Representation / Le front des artistes canadiens)

  • Imprimo 

  • Society of Canadian Artists

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