Stephanie was born in Quebec,Canada and from an early age, demonstrated a keen interest in illustration, encouraged by her family and teachers. She earned a Fine Arts degree in 1989, after which, the mountains of Canada’s west coast called her adventurous spirit. Being an avid skier, she settled into the quaint mountain town of Rossland B.C. and started a family. Focusing on acrylic painting, this energetic woman’s work is indicative of her love for the outdoors. Gauvin’s bold use of composition, exciting choice of color, and warm tones mark her self taught style. Gauvin has been painting professionally for 12 years and is a Signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (AFCA). Her work has been sold and collected widely throughout North America, Australia and Europe.
Gauvin’s studio / gallery is located in downtown Rossland on Washington Street, open Wednesday – Saturday from 12:30 – 5:30pm.
My work is my play; my ego made visible.
As I view the world with a child’s eye, paint is the chosen medium of my expression and feeds my spirit with a sense of accomplishment and integrity. My goal is to translate the excitement I feel about life, into a tangible visual art piece. Either working from photographs in my studio or painting out in nature, I strive for spontaneity in my brush strokes, skilled gradations and color vibration, looking to spark a feeling rather than perfection in the details. When a piece is evolving well, I feel a sense of giddiness, as if my brush is a magic wand…it’s pure delight! Learning, evolving and channeling my love for the craft, I regularly attend workshops lead by prominent, inspiring artists and feel greatly energized by the process. I am intuitively following my creative path and have come to realize that it is a lifelong commitment.