Pathway is an abstract painting from Stephanie's 2023 'New Earth' series.
'This painting is a special one for me, emotionally and creatively. There's a freedom in the uncertainty of the horizon and a sense of 'a loss of ground' beneath one's feet. It evokes a childlike quality of exploration and wonder. I particularly love the brushwork and balance of negative space in this work.
Pathway is painted on quality 12oz canvas. The image will extend around the side (after stretching) as per the images.
All paintings are finished in 2 coats of satin lacquer for protection and longevity.
Stephanie grew up in the country areas of the New South Wales Central Coast and moved to the Gold Coast in 1997 to be closer to her family. Daughter of political cartoonist Larry Pickering and 1 of 11 children, she enjoyed a colourful and interesting childhood. With a background in graphic design she was a partner in ‘Studio Otto Illustration and Design’ for 12 years before deciding to devote her time fully to painting in 2007. ‘I aim to achieve a sense of visual completeness in my work by exploring the interplay of various elements like contrast, colour, texture and tone. She is interested in the correlation between these elements and our own human traits, and how this can influence our response to them.