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Stephanie Gauvin SFCA

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Stephanie is a native of Quebec, Canada and even at an early age demonstrated a keen interest in illustration, encouraged by her family and teachers.She obtained a fine arts degree at Sherbrooke College 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.

Gauvin has been painting professionally for 10 years.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 colour, and warm tones mark self taught style.

An active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA), and is a board member of Rouge Gallery, a local cooperative art gallery.She has been painting professionally since 2003.Her work has been sold widely throughout North America, Australia, and collected at various Heliskiing Lodges in British Columbia.

From her home studio, or out in nature, she illuminates the scenes with her own mix of vivid, rich and bold colours, striving for spontaneity in the brush strokes, looking for a feeling rather than perfection in the details.

Constantly driven by the thirst to learn, Gauvin regularly attends various workshops given by prominent Canadian painters and feels greatly inspired and energized by the process,intuitively following her creative path.

Artist Statement
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 illuminate the scenes with a bold exciting palette.I strive for spontaneity in my brush strokes, skilled graduations and colour vibration, looking to spark a feeling rather than perfeciton int he 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, the last 10 years, I regularly attend workshops lead by prominent, inspiring artists and feel greatly energized by the process.I am intuitively following y creative path and have come to realize that it is a lifelong commitment.

Juried art show Accreditation
•Finalist at FCA juried show; “Capturing the Canadian Spirit” 2010”Pond Hockey”
•Gold award finalist,West Kootenay Chapter FCA juried show,2010 “Light Shines Through”
•Kelowna Chapter`s FCA Artvisions 2010 finalist “Gog Lake”
•TNSC FCA, open show 2011 “Hear The Bells?”
•Small, Smaller, Smallest FCA juried show`12; “Little by Little” and “The Chase Is On”.
•FCA juried show,The Hundred Mile Painting “Time Is On My Side”. Nov,2012.



Stephanie Gauvin SFCA: Mossy Ledges Stephanie Gauvin SFCA: Low Key Stephanie Gauvin SFCA: Best Kept Secrets
Mossy Ledges
36 x 48 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Low Key
12 x 12 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Best Kept Secrets
60 x 36 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Stephanie Gauvin SFCA: Gnarly Snags Stephanie Gauvin SFCA: Snack Time Stephanie Gauvin SFCA: Stoke
Gnarly Snags
60 x 36 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Snack Time
12 x 12 in.   Acrylic on canvas   
Stoke
12 x 12 x 1.5 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Stephanie Gauvin SFCA: Festive Stephanie Gauvin SFCA: Propulsion Stephanie Gauvin SFCA: Memories
Festive
36 x 24 x 1.5 in.   Acrylic Collage on Canvas   
Propulsion
30 x 30 x 1.5 in.   Acrylic Collage on Canvas   
Memories
16 x 12 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Stephanie Gauvin SFCA: Kid Squad Stephanie Gauvin SFCA: Surprise on Every Corner Stephanie Gauvin SFCA: Vantage Point
Kid Squad
12 x 36 x 1.5 in.   Acrylic Collage on Canvas
Surprise on Every Corner
18 x 24 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Vantage Point
36 x 24 x 1.5 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Stephanie Gauvin SFCA: The Sweet Spot Stephanie Gauvin SFCA: Lush II Stephanie Gauvin SFCA: Summer's Simplicity
The Sweet Spot
30 x 30 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Lush II
24 x 18 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Summer's Simplicity
24 x 18 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Stephanie Gauvin SFCA: Frozen Landscape Stephanie Gauvin SFCA: Cold Season Mosaic Stephanie Gauvin SFCA: Glide
Frozen Landscape
24 x 48 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Cold Season Mosaic
12 x 16 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Glide
30 x 30 x 1.5 in.   Acrylic on canvas   
Stephanie Gauvin SFCA: A Hike's Reward Stephanie Gauvin SFCA: Blowing in the Wind Stephanie Gauvin SFCA: Cortes
A Hike's Reward
24 x 30 in.   Acrylic on canvas   
Blowing in the Wind
36 x 30 in.   Acrylic on canvas   
Cortes
12 x 16 in.   Acrylic on canvas   
Stephanie Gauvin SFCA: Off Shore Stephanie Gauvin SFCA: Wild Stephanie Gauvin SFCA: Sunburst
Off Shore
36 x 48 in.   Acrylic on canvas   
Wild
18 x 24 in.   Acrylic on canvas   
Sunburst
16 x 20 in.   Acrylic on canvas   
Stephanie Gauvin SFCA: Room With a View Stephanie Gauvin SFCA: Take the Time Stephanie Gauvin SFCA: Many Shades in the Cold
Room With a View
24 x 48 in.   Acrylic on canvas   
Take the Time
24 x 18 in.   Acrylic on canvas   
Many Shades in the Cold
16 x 16 x 1.5 in.   Acrylic on birch panel   
Stephanie Gauvin SFCA: Heavy Snowfall Warning Stephanie Gauvin SFCA: Frozen Landscape Stephanie Gauvin SFCA: A Hike's Reward (2)
Heavy Snowfall Warning
16 x 16 x 1.5 in.   Acrylic on canvas   
Frozen Landscape
12 x 16 in.   Acrylic on canvas   
A Hike's Reward (2)
24 x 30 in.   Acrylic on canvas   
Stephanie Gauvin SFCA: Wine Country Stephanie Gauvin SFCA: Almost Like the Blues Stephanie Gauvin SFCA: Rugged Atmosphere
Wine Country
30 x 30 x 1.5 in.   Acrylic on canvas   
Almost Like the Blues
30 x 60 x 1.5 in.   Acrylic on canvas   
Rugged Atmosphere
24 x 18 in.   Acrylic on canvas   

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