[ðə ˈpaʊˌhaʊs] [pah-hoss]
1. Inspired by The Bauhaus movement, The Pauhaus doesn't restrict itself to a single medium.
2. An aesthetic that is clean and modern; playful and inspired.
3. Finding beauty everywhere and (making room for beauty) every day.
4. The belief that thoughtful, elegant design is for everybody
Hello! My is Stephanie.
I am a Jane of all trades: an artist, photographer, graphic designer, illustrator, an avid DIY craftster lady and really anything else that involves creativity. I think it all comes down to the fact that I love to play and explore as much as possible. The more mediums available, the more ways I am able to express myself and the more options there are to create something for every occasion and more ways I can share those things with others!
I earned my BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in the Spring of 2007 and got hitched in that August to my high school sweetheart (1997), Kevin. He is also a Jack of all trades, his specialties lie in the areas of building design. We celebrated a 50's inspired wedding at the Contemporary Art Gallery in downtown Vancouver followed by a New Year's honeymoon in Cuba. Nine months later, we began growing our family which now includes 3 mini creative humans: Moses, Chloe, and Malcolm. We make a great team.
Turning in my desk job for motherhood, I was granted the opportunity to explore many creative avenues including a deeper love for photography. My skills and knowledge have progressed over the last 6 years and I have made so many great connections and friends along the way. It has been my focus among the smaller design, illustration, painting projects.
In the last few years, I ventured into new territory: I expanded my services to include Kids Art Classes... and I am loving them. These classes offer me more "play" time and variety. I get to access and engage with different skills while slowing my pace and being forced to see through the eyes of a kid again. The beauty of that untouched perspective is pure gold for many of us adults who have been ruined by rules and the need to control. It many ways, these kids are teaching me as much as I am teaching them!
Upon graduation 2007, I felt lost with my degree in General Fine Arts. I wondered if perhaps it would have been more beneficial to specialize or if I should have chosen something more "practical". A decade later, I have come to realize that I following my gut was the right thing to do. It is clear that I thrive on variety. I am now able to embrace this and I feel so grateful for my multi-disciplinary practice.
10 FACTS + FAVES
1. A Cancerian Left-Handed Middle Child
2. A Night Owl. The Creative Juices typically start running after 9pm - 10pm
3. Fantasy Celebrity Parents: Gwen Stefani + Wes Anderson
4. Candle: Fresh Morning by HARLOW
5. London Fogs / Whiskey / Tequila
6. Old School Rap / 60's Oldies
7. Peonies. Gradations of pink
8. 70% Dark Chocolate
9. Le Labo Thé Noir 29
10. Lipstick Fanatic