BRICK CHURCH STUDIO is Stephanie’s art studio where she is committed to connecting creatives with resources, carving out time to put beautiful artwork into the world, and supporting others in cultivating their artistry.
Stephanie Scarlata holds her STUDIO ART degree from the University of Maryland and is an ART EDUCATOR and MENTOR. Her work has been shown both nationally and internationally, and pieces are permanently on display in Hobart, Tasmania. Her experiences ranges from working in art gallery to school settings. She has 14 years experience teaching one-on-one and in groups with people of various artistic backgrounds and demographics including small children, teens, and those with dementia. She specializes in large scale ABSTRACT PAINTING and PORTRAITURE capturing her love for the travel, water and people. She draws on elements from the outdoors and aerial views for her abstracts and the stories behind faces for her portraits. Stephanie is currently in the studio mentoring artists, teaching adults at MD Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, and raising boys!
I paint because it is simultaneously freeing and grounding, and it serves as a vehicle to connect with those around me. It is something I have done my whole life. As a teen, lasting impressions were made by Robert Motherwell, Mark Rothko, Annie Leibovitz, and Steve McCurry for their respective strengths — strong marks, rich colors, ability to portray the heart of someone, and find unexpected beauty — and their strengths, I hope, will one day be permanent assets of mine.
As long as there is a story to be told, great works of art have the potential to be made. Getting to know people and illustrating a part of their story is a great honor as is seeing portraits and paintings become a lasting fixture in the homes of friends and clients. Creating artwork as well as encouraging others to practice their art making is where my passion lies. I will always advocate for those who have a strong conviction to pursue the arts and follow something a little outside the norm.
2005: Studio Art Degree - University of Maryland, CP and School of Creative Arts, University of Tasmania
2006: Painting Resident - Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont
2007: Art Instructor - Frog Hollow Craft Centre and Elderly Services, Middlebury, Vermont
2007: Art Exhibition - A Change In Scenery, Carol's Hungry Mind Cafe, Middlebury, Vermont
2008: Visiting Artist - Dalat International School, Penang, Malaysia
2008: Traditional Batik Training - Batik Master Mr. Koay Soo Kau, Penang, Malaysia
2009: Youth Art Mentor - BeAn Artist Cafe, Hobart, Tasmania
2009: Art Exhibition - ART @ Rocket Cat, Rocket Cat Cafe, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2009: Art Exhibition - Seeing Is Believing, Galeri Seni Mutiara, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
2010: Studio at Savage Mill in Savage, Maryland
2011: Earned K-12 MD Art Teaching Certificate
2012: K-8 Art Teacher - Grace Christian School, Bowie, Maryland
2013: Mommy & Me Painting - Baby Van Gogh, Annapolis, Maryland
2017: Group Exhibition - Winter Show, Muddy Creek Artist Guild, Edgewater, Maryland
2014-Present: Art Instructor/ Mentor - Brick Church Studio
2017-Present: Art Instructor- Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, Maryland