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Gerry Stephens

Artist Statement

August 2020

I discovered my love for painting in 2009 thanks to my friend and neighbour Marilee who encouraged me to try watercolour lessons with the late Greg Zelinsky who was a well loved and talented art teacher.  With Greg’s encouragement I have completed over 140 paintings and have sold some original and commissioned works.

My favorite subjects are faces, especially those that tell a story. The inspiration for faces came from a charming old couple I chanced to meet sitting on a bench at a spectacular lookout on the Amalfi Coast. Theirs were the first two faces I ever painted. I was selected as the “Featured Local Artist” at the 55 plus Centre 2019 Spring Into Art Exhibit. Through painting I’ve met some very warm and supportive people. I am born and raised and still live in Thunder Bay with my husband Art and spend most of my days in my studio.

I would like to thank CAHEP and The Painted Turtle Art Shop for creating the Virtual Art Fair giving myself and others the opportunity to show our work. What a great idea.




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Gerry Stephens, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Title: Butterfly, Medium: Watercolour, Size: 14-3/4" x 11-1/2", Framed: Yes, Year Created: 2014
Gerry Stephens, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Title: O.M.G., Medium: Watercolour, Size: 17" X 13", Framed: Yes, Year Created: 2018
Gerry Stephens, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Title: Ski Boarder, Medium: Watercolour, Size: 15" X 18-3/4", Framed: Yes, Year Created: 2018. Price: Sold
Gerry Stephens, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Title: True Love, Medium: Watercolour, Size: 11-1/4" X 14", Year Created: 2020
Painted Turtle Art Shop
4 Balsam St.
Thunder Bay Ontario, Canada
P7A 5M7

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