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As a fifth-generation Coloradan, artist Stephanie Hartshorn has “both a lineage and a rich legacy that greatly influence my work.”
“My journey to art actually began with schooling in chemical engineering, took a heavy right turn to architecture and ultimately led to spontaneously signing up for a painting class one summer,” she says. “I spent the next handful of years weaving time in for it until the day came that I took ‘the leap.’”
In a nutshell, what Hartshorn paints is rural America.
Hartshorn adds, “It’s a fairly broad umbrella that spans ranch and farm country to rail yards to images of Route 66. The more I’ve painted the more my connection to the West’s open space and the deep roots (agriculture, travel, memory) behind it has grown. I consider my work a type of portraiture… portraits of place. In my often layered and scraped-off oils, I’m looking for ways to capture the texture and character of this aging landscape.”
You can find Hartshorn at Cowgirl Up! at the end of March, Door County Plein Air Festival in July and various other events in between.
Stephanie Hartshorn, Cypress and White, oil on panel, 10 x 10"
Stephanie Hartshorn, Rural Line, oil on panel, 12 x 36"
Stephanie Hartshorn, 6&40, oil on panel, 24 x 36"