I enjoy working in a variety of media and utilising both texture and colour but having stumbled upon the delights of silk painting whilst on holiday some years back I have now specialised as a silk artist. I love the lustre of the material, the intensity of the colours and the fluidity of the paints. The challenge of having to simplify my subject to its basic elements is particularly enjoyable and challenging. My inspiration primarily comes from the patterns and shapes found in the natural world and like to experiment with their scale and context, attempting to create works that communicate my energy, enthusiasm and sense of fun to the viewer.
Recently I rediscovered my love of the British landscape and am particularly enjoying trying to communicate the simple beauty of my local environment as a silk artist.
I am a member of both the UK Guild of Silk Painters and Silk Painters International.
To see more of Steph's work visit her website www.stephaniegay.co.uk