Steph was born in Belfast and now lives and works as an artist in Bangor, Northern Ireland. She is a member and former board member of Seacourt Print Workshop and also works in her own purpose built home studio. She facilitates classes in cyanotype, textile heat press, screen printing and photo intaglio techniques.
Steph exhibits nationally and internationally and has been the recipient of many Individual and
disabled artist awards. She is involved in voluntary support for wellbeing in the arts and is a
member of University of Atypical and Visual Artists Ireland.
Steph explores and returns to themes concerning “A sense of place” and the relationship
to the land, identity, history and ancestry. Through printmaking, mixed media and photographic references, she expresses these traces of memories through construction and deconstruction of colour, line and mark. Through this she is in searching for the essence of a place in time, the connection to the past and a sense of belonging.
"I paint what I find as an artefact, documenting as a reimagined memory of a place in time:
the emotion, the oneness. Remembering allows concentration, my physical limitations
loose importance and I am free to "walk" for miles in my imagination"