About the Artist
Stephanie (Dye) Roberts
Growing up as a young child in the hills of Eastern Kentucky, Stephanie dreamed of becoming an artist from her very earliest childhood memories.
Always busy with a jam-packed schedule of dance, studies, and sports; creating art of all kinds still remained a constant in her day to day life. In college, the love of the sciences took hold and grew as well. She pursued biology and chemistry while in undergrad, eventually leading her down the path to pharmacy school, earning her Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2009. Stephanie continued to paint with new mediums and styles in her spare time, turning to online courses and the almighty YouTube for inspiration and information. While "self-taught", she maintains her gratitude for those that have selflessly shared their love of the arts with her and others through many online platforms.*In the fall of 2019, after the viral sensation of the "pill petri" earlier that summer, Stephanie stepped down from her full-time position at the University of Kentucky hospital. Art had become more than just a creative outlet with sells growing until it was apparent her dream career could become a reality. Following a decade as an ambulatory pharmacist, she took the great leap into the creative life as a career artist and has never looked back!*
About the art:Though most of her artistic life she had been enamored with painting with different mediums, Stephanie claims to have begun a "love affair" with epoxy resin in early 2017. Resin art mesmerized her with what seemed like magical applications and endless combinations of embedded objects, pigments and layers of crystal clear goodness. From the first day she began to experiment with the fickle and unforgiving medium, she says she *knew* this was the medium she had been waiting for her entire life, opening up realms of possiblity. To this day, she continues to learn how to manipulate the resin and dream of new ways to create what seems like the impossible. Epoxy Resin is a medium that can be affected greatly by time, temperature, humidity, ratios and the density and percentage of pigments to resin. It has remained a great artistic challenge with even greater rewards!**These days you can find Stephanie in her home studio, still in scrubs, though now covered in resin and paint. Two years ago, Stephanie and her husband, with their three small children, moved just outside the bustling city of Lexington, KY to a small farm in horse country. Their family feels immensely lucky to spend their days living on this quiet piece of heaven, still within minutes' reach of the amenities of the city.*Anything else you'd like to know? Check out the "As Seen In" tab to read interviews or listen to podcasts where Stephanie has been featured recently. You can always click on over to the Contact page as well to drop a line via email as well.*Cheers, friend!