Stephanie was born in Lancaster in 1926, and grew up in the Furness District where she developed her appreciation of landscape. She trained as a nurse and midwife but much later, attended the Warrington School of Art and became a pupil of William Ralph Turner.

The inspiration for her flower paintings comes from her own garden and frequent visits to France give inspiration for her seascapes and landscapes. Often referred to as the ‘Grande Dame of Northern Art’, her work shows a naïve approach and a use of colour that owes much to the fauves.

She has exhibited at the Royal Cambrian Academy, Manchester Academy (1987 Prizewinner) Stockport, Warrington, and Crewe Art Galleries. Represented in the Rutherston Collection, Manchester City Art Gallery and the Halifax Building Society and in numerous private collections in the UK and overseas.

WORKS

“Red Sail, Honfleur”

“Red Sail, Honfleur”

Signed oils on canvas.Dated 2005 on label. Image size 46x56 cms £1,000

“Red Roses with Fruit”

“Red Roses with Fruit”

Signed oils on board. Signed, titled & dated 1995 on reverse label.Image size 26x36 cms £500

“Chateau”

“Chateau”

Signed oils on board. Titled & dated 2017 on reverse. Image size 32x37 cms £525

“Six Boats on the Loir”

“Six Boats on the Loir”

Signed oils on board. Titled on reverse & dated 1994. Image size 33x38 cms SOLD

“Field by the Sea”

“Field by the Sea”

Signed oils on board.Signed, titled & dated 2011 on reverso. Image size 31x41 cms £500

“The Vineyard”

“The Vineyard”

Signed oils on board. Artist's label verso dated 2006.Image size 31x36 cms £400

“Yellow Umbrella”

“Yellow Umbrella”

Signed oils on canvas. Titled verso. self-framed on box canvas. Image size 15x20 cms £175