Stephie Clark is an Australian based soft pastel artist, best known for her uninhibited exploration of the natural world. Self-taught, Stephie began her love affair with soft pastels in 2011, cultivating inspiration from the Impressionism art movement and her close observation of beauty in nature. Naturally, she is also drawn to nature photography and uses many of her original photographs as references in her soft pastel paintings. Since becoming a full-time artist, Stephie divides her time between painting in her country studio in Armidale and teaching workshops at home, online and abroad.
She loves sharing the raw potential of the pastel medium, bringing a subject to life through colour, light and composition. Stephie cherishes her connection with her many students worldwide and has an active Patreon community in which she shares monthly tutorials, mentorship and material reviews. Stephie has been a featured artist in demonstrations held by the Pastel Society in Australia and New Zealand. She is also a member of the Pastel Guild of Europe and has been interviewed & featured in French magazine, Pratique des Arts. Stephie Clark’s original artworks and prints are available for purchase on her website.
Where to find Stephie...
Story of Light
Stephie’s demo will take you on an English country garden wander to paint a freshly picked bouquet seated beautifully in a glass jar.
Painting from a still life set up, we will skip our way down the light lit pathway discovering how light tells the story.
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Channel your Inner Monet
Giverny inspired let's channel our inner impressionist and recreate the beauty of the waterlily ponds that stirred Monet's creativity constantly.
Stephie will put her spin on this well documented subject.
Watch the depth and magnificence of these elegant lilypads grow on the page before you.
Bloom with Grace
Experience Level: All Students
Let Stephie take you on an exploration of soft pastel art with the focus on bright, loose florals. She will demonstrate how she makes a painting from scratch using her self-taught techniques for her backgrounds, applying pastels with freedom and thoughtfulness.
You will paint from life as well as photos and discuss the differences. Stephie wants you to come away with some successful works, but also the confidence, knowledge and skills to keep practicing at home and create your own artistic voice.