Bio of Artist Stephanie Kriza
Born in 1972 and raised in Belle River, Ontario, Canada, I currently reside in Stoney Point, Ontario with my husband and our son.
Upon receiving a diploma of Applied Arts in Advertising Business at St. Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology in Windsor, Ontario Canada, I started my website & graphic design company Kriza Advertising & Design in 1997, www.krizadesigns.com.
Having no formal art school training other than High School, but always a true artist at heart, I started painting again in 2011 and selling my paintings online on etsy.com, zazzle.com and other art websites. In 2012 I licensed my artwork with All My Walls Art in MD, USA to sell reproductions of my paintings on metal in their Art Galleries and on many different websites such as walmart.com, wayfair.com, overstock.com and many more websites.
Lately, my main focus has been painting using watercolour paints as well as abstract canvass art using wax, acrylic paints and other mixed media materials.
My inspiration is derived mainly from the ocean and nature and my travels throughout the Caribbean and Europe. My love of all things rustic also influence my many artistic endeavors.
I am also a Website & Graphic Designer and Photographer working full time in my home studio.
2011 – Started selling my art online on many different websites worldwide.
2012 – Signed Art licensing contract with All My Walls Art Gallery in MD, USA to reproduce my art on different mediums such as metal to sell in their Art Galleries as well as online.
September 2012 – First public group showing group art exhibition: Scattered Ecstasies @ Sho Art Spirit & Performance – Windsor, Ontario
December 2012 – Second Public group showing art exhibition: Wall of Small Wonders @ Sho Art Spirit & Performance – Windsor, Ontario
October 2013 – Started teaching Art Classes in my Stoney Point Studio.