Mattie King Davis Art Gallery welcomes artist Hunter Stephenson as featured artist for June and July, as well as the Beaufort Historical Association’s featured artist for the 61st Annual Old Homes Tour.
“We are excited to welcome Hunter for this special event,” Public Relations Director Hannah Taylor said. “We really love her use of space and vivid colors!”
Stephenson said she has been creating since she was a child. Her passion continued to grow and she continued to study art throughout college and graduate school. Today she event teaches at a local college! She said she finds gratification in teaching the art of painting and helping students transfer their ideas into images on the canvas.
For Stephenson she finds inspiration in the vividness of life. “I have always been drawn to color and light,” she said. “In graduate school I learned to truly translate those observations onto canvas. The color is by far the most important inspiration for any of my paintings.”
Stephenson’s advice to budding artists? “As I tell my students, JUST DO IT!” she said. “Paint a lot. Create a lot. Look at the world through creative eyes!”
The Art Opening for Hunter Stephenson is Saturday, June 4 from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery. For details, visit www.beauforthistoricsite.org.