Festival Artist - Stella Stevens
Stella has been delightfully consumed by a passion for her art that began in her early childhood. Although Stella is essentially self-taught, she did have an opportunity while living in South Korea to paint with a Master of Chinese painting. This introduced her to watercolor, which is her choice of mediums. She is inspired by nature and her love of animals, which is clearly reflected in her work.
Stella was commissioned by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to do a piece for the Recovery Program of a Threatened species; the image was used on all educational and outreach materials. She was the Festival Artist for the 2001 Sandhill Crane Festival, where her “Unison Call” of Sandhill Cranes was used on all promotional materials. Stella‘s artwork was used for the Central Valley Birding Symposium, where she was also the featured artist.
Stella’s “Cranes of the World” was featured at the UC Davis International House. Both the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Kennel Club and the P.B.G.V. Kennel Club in the UK commissioned her work for their National Specialty.
This award-winning artist’s work is in many home and collections throughout the US and abroad. She enjoys showing her work in a limited group of galleries and doing commission work. Stella lives in the Sacramento area and her art can be viewed at www.paintingsbystella.com