DIALOGUE: Stephanie R. Prosser
THURSDAY, February 8
6 pm - Mary Vernon Exhibit, 2nd Floor
DIALOGUE is a collaboration with the Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA). Artist Members from the CCA are invited to pair the work they create with art currently on view at The Grace and speak about the connections between the two. The next artist to present will be Stephanie R. Prosser.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Stephanie R. Prosser is a studio artist and muralist who is leaving her mark on the Big Country. Her colorful paintings and mural work can be found throughout homes and businesses across West Texas. When she’s not painting on site, or in her studio, Mrs. Prosser continues to share and nurture her creativity as Co-Owner at Prosser Productions Inc. Video Production Services, and as Founder/ CEO of local Art Nonprofit Palette of Purpose Incorporated.
As an artist, I see my brush as an extension of my imagination. A vessel moving between my perception of reality, and personal reveries. My paintings reflect my love of bold color and stark design, and are often spiked with surrealistic undertones and cartoonish flavor. I would describe my artistic style as a homegrown brew of Abstract, Pop and Whimsy Art.
In my personal works, one can find my lure towards subject matters that are innately complex and inspire fascination: Space, human behavior and emotion, women, fantasy, technology, pain; which all share the same dynamic vastness, beauty, and mystique. Often these elements are woven in with aspects of nature. I use Pollock style splatter techniques, rapid brush strokes, and strong line, to direct the eye; and tend to paint “dirty,” mixing my colors directly on the canvas as I progress. Working with acrylics allows me to be relatively prolific with my art, and versatile in my desires. Many of my personal works start out as abstract pieces that I may explore further in content. Often, these works are comprised of several layers of various ideas and direction, culminating in the final piece.
When painting murals, signage, and commercial work my design approach is much more clinical. I’m focused on creating an eye-catching design to entice the public, and support the branding and content representative of my client’s vision. This process involves a bevy of logistics, mathematics, and research for a clear executable path. Executing a mural is extremely demanding work, both physically and mentally, but equally as fulfilling. I enjoy having to utilize and immerse my entire body into each project, and it’s rewarding to know that I’ve created something not only for my client to enjoy, but that the public can connect with.
My goal in my work is to create a painting that is visually exciting, and leaves something for the viewer to add of their own.
You can visit Stephanie R. Prosser at her Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/sprosserartist