Now resident in Lyttelton, Canterbury, Stephanie Crisp has relocated from the Waikato to be closer to family and to live in an area she loves.
Stephanie spent the last 15 years teaching senior art at Hamilton’s Fraser High. Stephanie has painted for as long as she can remember and has wonderful memories of past students and their successes. She has now retired from teaching and now paints most days in her studio. Stepahanie is also a printmaker.
Most Christchurch people have seen Stepahanie’s work without perhaps realising it- her was included in the 2012 Contemporary New Zealand Artists’ Calendar and she was the winner of the 2005 Christchurch [Telecom] White Pages competition. Here is what the judges said about her work:
‘Stephanie’s stunning art work immediately evokes the gorges Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps. The vibrant colour, texture and composition has a lovely balance. This beautiful work has used embroidery and fibre to enhance and intensify the surface qualities of the landscape. The separation of colour and linear perspective give this piece an unusual take on the region’.
Most of Stephanie’s work is colourful, full of fun and stories, and inspired by many things…..a spotted jug, birds who come to feed in her garden, the majestic landscapes of New Zealand.
As well as practising as an artist and exhibiting her work, she runs workshops around New Zealand (mainly in acrylics and mixed media).