Stefanie Hunsaker’s creative journey began with photography.
I grew up in a family of creative people, creating with stained glass, drawing, sewing, crafts, and more. My passion and obsession from childhood was photography. I loved looking at photographs of all kinds, from candid family shots to beautiful photoshoots in fashion magazines.
After studying photography in high school and college, I went on to run my own portrait photography business for ten years. Then, I burned out, no longer finding creative fulfilment through photography. I closed my business and concentrated on keeping up with three busy kids and running a household.
Discovering new techniques and evolving as an artist.
However, over time, I really missed creating.
Yearning to make art, I struggled to find a medium that kept my interest. Always intimidated by painting and drawing, I stumbled upon Amanda Evanston on Instagram. Her work is colorful, joyful, and interesting. Most importantly, she shares and teaches techniques that make painting look doable and even fun. I decided to give it a try and accept the challenge of learning something totally new.
There were times of frustration when my art work did not turn out as I had planned; I reminded myself that it took years to develop my photography skills and painting was no different.
Beginning with florals and landscapes, I inevitably (just like with photography) was drawn to people and faces.
Stefanie Hunsaker : Inspired to help women through art.
Currently, I am focused on drawing and painting with acrylic inks and paints, then creating works that are a hybrid of painting and collage. I love mixing unexpected patterns and colors!
I am continually inspired by nature, portrait photography and music. More than that, my work stems from a personal exploration of self-acceptance and trust in my own abilities, intuition, and strength.
I hope my art helps people, particularly women, feel happy, empowered, and good about themselves.
My work is found on Instagram. Follow me as I continue on my journey of artistic discovery!
To view other artists who have been featured on my website in the last 2.5 years, please visit the Guest Artist page.
I am grateful for all the talented, productive artists and creatives from all over the world (photographer, author...) who have appeared on Louise's ARTiculations. If you are a creative and would like to be featured in this space, please contact me. This feature will continue in 2021. I have December 2020 open now to highlight your work on my website.
Many featured guests remain in my circle of friends on social media sites, and some, I have even met in person.