Stephanie Fisher is an artist living in rural Oxfordshire. As a child she could always be found with her hands covered in paint. She went to college to do a B-Tec National Diploma in General Art and Design and went on to graduate from the University of Westminster in 1998 with a BA Hons Degree in Illustration.
As a young artist, she was highly sensitive and fragile. She was deeply affected by criticism and remarks about her work from a class tutor at University. She decided not to pursue a career in art after her degree, but she continued to paint and draw and completed the odd commission over the years. Her dream was always to become a fulltime artist, but life and her lack of confidence in her abilities always seemed to get in the way. Several years ago, she had a breakdown due to work related stress and it was at that point she decided to follow her heart, not her head, and finally pursue the career path she was meant to do.
Her love for art has continued to grow over the last few years, not only for creating it, but also to teach. Art has not only been her passion, but also her therapy. When she realised the benefits that art was having on her own mental health and wellbeing, she decided she wanted to share her knowledge, and help other people. Two years ago she started running her own Therapeutic Art Classes which are ‘no pressure’ relaxing classes – more about the process, rather than the end result. She believes that everyone has the capability to be creative, and she always look to promote the benefits that art has for mental health. Since COVID, she now runs online classes. She is available for Commissions and Pet Portraits.
Stephanie’s artwork is inspired by colour! Bright and bold all the way! She loves animals and nature, which is where a lot of her inspiration comes from. She feels most creative when she is left to her own devices, all the time! If she is not creating art, she is thinking about it, and looking at ways to develop herself and her students.