DC Creative and Colorado Native SRoshelle is a bohemian maker who constantly experiments with new mediums, techniques, and themes. Drawing and painting since she was young—at the encouragement of her favorite grandfather—Stephanie has chosen to forego a formal art education and refuses to limit herself to one signature style. As a freelance graphic designer, she is focused on collaborating with small businesses on Capitol Hill and creating edgy, female-forward designs (primarily on graphic tees) for her clients. In her own art life, pastels and floral arrangements are her jam, though present obsessions include block printing, collage, and exploring the female form in a mixed-media setting. Current influences are Danielle Krysa, Felix Scheinberger, Kathryn Zaremba, Lisa Congdon, and Rose Jaffe.
“When I was little, my grandpa would give me a can of water and a brush and send me to the sidewalk to paint—I’d be gleefully occupied for hours,” SRoshelle said. “Since the sun was constantly drying up my masterpieces, I learned to work fast. My focus was never on the product—it was on the process. To this day, I create quickly, never demanding that my art provide me with anything but the joy I experience while making it. This approach allows me to experiment with a variety of mediums and subjects, creating art that starts conversations and empowers.”