Stephanie Brockway

Showing in the Feature Area, April 30
Artist Talk, May 9th, starting at 2 pm

Stephanie Brockway "Shopgirl" carved & painted wood/mixed media

Stephanie Brockway “Shopgirl” carved & painted wood/mixed media

folk -art adj.
folk artist n.
folklandia v. a celebration of primitive folk art, with a Portland twist

Stephanie Brockway is a self taught primitive style modern folk artist. To quote Stephanie “I rely on brut intuition, to hone my craft.”  She come to her pieces by collecting salvaged wood & antique pieces from around the Portland area. “I hope to surprise and amuse with the materials I use.” The faces, once carved, seem to come to life with personalities and charm. She explains that wood as a medium to both carve and paint has energy that comes from it once being a living source. Its unique quality and character bring depth to her one of a kind pieces. Stephanie s paintings are on salvaged wood canvases that she builds. I strive to elevate used elements into heirlooms.. Taking some cues from a bygone era, I seek simplicity and innocence in a world of too many mass produced objects.

Stephanie Brockway "Folklandia"

Stephanie Brockway “Folklandia”