Wanda Steppe

“Sticks and Stones”

This collection will be featured during Vista Lights on November 15, 2012 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Preview Reception honoring the Artist will be held on Wednesday November 14, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. This exhibition will run through December 23, 2012.

Steppe says, “I have amassed a considerable collection of objects that hold personal meaning for me, everything from birds' nests and eggs to dead flowers and insects. They have one thing in common; all are a testament to what once was– elegant, haunting reminders of life at its fullest and the ravages of time”. Wanda believes that, “painting has become not just a pursuit but a way of life”.

Steppe has studied at Harris College, University of South Carolina Lancaster, Greenville County Museum School of Art, and Winthrop University. Steppe’s art can be viewed in galleries throughout much of South Carolina and parts of Tennessee. Steppe has received numerous awards due to her remarkable creativity and skill always foremost in the art work. In, 2001 Steppe received first place at the Oil Painter’s Open Invitational at the Sumter Gallery of Art in Sumter, SC. She also has been featured on four separate occasions at the Studio Artists’ Exhibition at the Dalton Gallery in Rock Hill, SC.

Steppe’s work is featured in many public collections; including the public collections such as Bank of America and the Capital Broadcasting Corporation, Steppe has also been published many times for her art exhibitions including The News & Observer and Carolina Arts magazine.

Gallery Director Wendyth Wells planned this Exhibition over a year ago working closely with Steppe to showcase the talent, life experience and spirit depicted in the paintings. “It is a delight to be able to bring together a collection of paintings so worthy of exhibition and audience engagement. It is my desire for every person to have a Steppe in their own personal collection. The Exhibit will tantalize the senses while evoking life’s emotional journeys”.