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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.

Nikola Tesla

July 10, 1856 – January 7, 1943 Watercolor on paper 18 in x 24 in 2014 Born of a time of smoke, darkness and piety, Nikola Tesla retreated into the richness of his never quiet thoughts and strode across a world stage to dominate vast fields of research and technology. So much smarter than the tinkerers and small men with grabbing hands and grubby minds; how could he not blaze ahead of them all? And how could all that turmoil, intention, and lasered success devolve to this closed off desolation w