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NUDES

 

"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.

Spring

Watercolor on paper 22 in x 30 in 2014 The gentle uplift of butterflies wings. Lightness. Saturated sun, warm to the core for the first time in ages, everyone, every thing in every direction pulls in the mild unfamiliar air that tastes of life again. Again, movement. Again ease of being, shared up and down the continuum from the hatchlings straining for a glimpse outside the nest to the palest green nodding leaves that top each tree, to hair on the nape of a slender neck. Limbs unencumbered and