‘Let Creativity Nourish Your Soul’


Art is a therapy in itself and the creative process is crucial to our holistic well-being, so my next Art Retreat is going to be held on 12-17 April 2018 in the Art Studio of Cortijo Las Salinas, Andalucia where we will find a variety of wonderful ways to unlock our creativity held within andContinue reading “‘Let Creativity Nourish Your Soul’”

My Abstract Painting Meets ILU Fitwear Equals Amazing Yoga Clothing Range !


My colourful abstract painting has been used as the design for an exciting new yoga clothing range

Pintura Rapida – Speed Painting


  During the Summer months in Spain, a regular event is held in various towns throughout the country where artists are invited to participate in a competition called ‘Pintura Rapida’ or ‘Speed Painting’. This event is open to professional and amateur artists where they are to paint, in a given amount of time, either theContinue reading “Pintura Rapida – Speed Painting”

LoveHugs have their own website !


The first LoveHug was created over 10 years ago when a gallery approached me and asked me to paint some paintings full of hearts, i.e. heart art.   Since then I have created over 100 LoveHugs, and continue to do so and for every LoveHug sold I donate a percentage of the selling price to charity.Continue reading “LoveHugs have their own website !”

Pistis Sophia – Angel Goddess of Wisdom and Compassion


Pistis Sophia is known as the Heavenly Mother or Goddess of Faith, Wisdom and Compassion.  She is mentioned in a third century Gnostic text which scholars have struggled to interpret or explain the secret messages contained within.  Her name is Greek and means ‘Faith’ (Pistis) and ‘Wisdom’ (Sophia) – not a religious faith but arising fromContinue reading “Pistis Sophia – Angel Goddess of Wisdom and Compassion”

Seascapes


After spending a few lovely sunny winter days on the beaches of Marbella and working on some commissioned paintings for a beach house in Ireland, I have become completely absorbed with rolling seas, descriptive skies, a clouds that have their own stories to tell. More seascapes can be seen at http://www.steffisartwork.com/seascapes/

How to be an artist ? or What does an artist do all day ?


I have spent some time this week with some lovely art students and the question they needed an answer to was ‘How can I become an artist’ and ‘what do artists do all day!’ Well the following is the best way I can answer this question.  I have this list pinned up in my studioContinue reading “How to be an artist ? or What does an artist do all day ?”

Painting Holidays at Cortijo Las Salinas


If you have ever wanted to pick up a paint brush for the first time or would like to improve your existing talents, I shall be holding two Art and Painting holidays at Cortijo Las Salinas in Spain this year. Immerse yourself in the landscape, sketch in the studio or break out and have aContinue reading “Painting Holidays at Cortijo Las Salinas”

The great artists who left our world in 2011


Watching the BBC News this morning, they showed a programme listing all the famous people who passed over in 2011, however the only artist i.e. painter, they mentioned was Lucien Freud.  In 2011 there were  a number of notable passings in the art world which should not be forgotten. The California Minimalist John McCracken (b.Continue reading “The great artists who left our world in 2011”