A native of southwestern Michigan, Stephanie Visser relocated to sunny southern California. Educated at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids Michigan. She continued her education in fine arts and painting at Western Michigan University and Pasadena College of Art and Design.
Stephanie Visser uses color, light and emotion to articulate abstract compositions on canvas. Her mature working methodology is inspired by instruction received at the graduate level layered upon a classical arts education. (Visser holds a BFA from Kendall College of Art and Design.) The ideas for the canvases are distilled from techniques that she learned from Mary Winterfield, whom she counts as one of the primary influences to her current painting style. Winterfield, an instructor at the Pasadena College of art and Design studied at the the Arts Student League of New York and the Cape School under Henry Hensche, taught her the spatial push pull theories of Hans Hoffman as well the use of color keys to depict the color of light itself. Visser employs what she terms abstract simplification to create strong soaring work.
She is currently represented by Wall-Space Gallery in Los Angeles, California, Top-Art of San Diego, California and is licensed in Australia and New Zealand. Her work has been featured on screen and television and is in collections around the USA and abroad.