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"The way Stedman paints is just as organic as her subject matter. She doesn’t meticulously mix colors, but instead throws the paints onto the parchment and allows the colors to mix. For the dark skin of the male ... Stedman threw down yellow and purple and allowed the complementary colors to mingle and create brown.”

Josey Bartlett, 

Art Editor,

           Queens Chronicle

Storytelling, an integral part of my nudes, is a part of life, intrinsic to most cultures. Stories help people make sense of the world. While the nude transcends time, the telling of stories too is as basic to human beings as eating. Maybe more so, since while food allows us to live, stories are what make our lives worth living.

Better Luck Next Time Karnak

Watercolor on paper 22 in x 30 in 2014 His chest is thrust out as his iconic cape billows around the challenging winds of adversity, setting the stage for the day to be saved. Once again. With a lifted chin, keen gaze and implacable mind, our hero never rests. When duty calls, this man of action springs into the fray and we can be assured of the right ending. Goodness will prevail and evil will be punished. Again. And once he has set all to right, he can fade back into that mist from which he pe