After studying Fine art at Newcastle, Steph worked in community development in Africa and the UK. Initially her art practice centered on large watercolours – both portraits and landscapes. Projects included working with classical pianists, drawing and painting them as they played and creating abstract interpretations of their music. In her current practice she works mainly in oils, both on gesso primed boards and on canvas.
Steph’s paintings deal with memory and with our connections to place and our human relationship with the natural world. Much is made these days about humans belonging to and being part of the natural world rather than seeing it as something other, to be exploited and ’consumed’. In Steph’s work, humans are enfolded by nature, dwarfed by landscape and immersed in the world around them. There is a strong sense of both the vulnerability and tenacity of humans in our world.
Steph’s website is www.stephaniefawbert.com Instagram: @stephfawbertartist