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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.

“Yeah, well, he’ll text later. I’m sure”

Watercolor on paper 30 in x 24 in 2014 "After all, I probably wouldn’t be texting him yet either if I’d spent the night at his place. Let’s move on, shall we? (Hmmmm, hitting the cardio harder all last month really seems to be paying off). I am not going to be the first one to cave in and text. He knows where I am; he has my number. Funny, too, I really thought there was a connection there, something deeper than the sex. I could send him a selfie; I mean check out how the light is picking up h