Stephie Reiss moved to her cottage on the north east of Dartmoor ten years ago where she now runs workshops and art classes for both adults and GCSE to A level students.
A fascination for ancient woodland and the extremes of weather experienced on Dartmoor underpin her work producing images that lie somewhere between textured paintings and low relief reflecting her initial training in sculpture.
Stephie's work celebrates the endurance of Dartmoor, capturing the ephemeral quality of light seen through twisted trunks and branches.
"Woods and trees survive wind, rain drought, ice, snow. They endure this and man's interference. They survive wearing their marks of growth and restraint. For me, a living metaphor for the human condition."
Exhibitions & Commissions
2012 - Devon Open Studios - Group Show- mixed media images.
2012 - The Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington, Devon, Group Show, mixed media images.
2011 - Devon Open Studios. Group Show - mixed media images.
2011 - Duchy Square Centre for Creativity, Princetown, Dartmoor, Devon. Solo Show.
2010 - Devon Open Studios. Group show - mixed media images.
2009 - Devon Open Studios. Group show - mixed media images.
1997 - The Old Vicarage Ebernoe West Sussex. Group show of sculpture
1996 - Academy Art Centre, Petersfield. Group show of sculpture and linocut.
1995 > Teaching Art and Design at secondary level in schools and as a private tutor.
1995 - South Downs Hotel Sculpture Exhibition, Hampshire.
1994 - Bronze memorial for the late Alice Crichton, Selbourne, Hampshire.
1994 - Bedales Gallery, Petersfield, Hampshire. "Mind under Matter". Group show of sculpture.