StencilGirl® Products Founder Mary Beth Shaw created the Columnist positions for professional and established artists and has paired up each selected Columnist with what she believes to be their mixed media specialty.
Be on the lookout for these amazing artists and their recurring quarterly Columns on the blog:
Jennifer spent thirty years in the children’s book industry as a writer, absorbing many visual design principles from the illustrators and art directors she worked with along the way. When she decided to retire from writing, she rekindled a long-neglected relationship with scissors, glue, and paper. In no time at all, stencils, stamps, and paint crashed the party, and - long story short - she no longer has a dining room, but she does have a big sunny studio with a very large table not far from the kitchen. Creative expression has always been her way of interacting with the world, through writing, gardening, cooking, and making art. She lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, where she also works part-time as a children’s bookseller in a large independent bookstore.
You can follow Jennifer on Instagram.
Claudia Neubacher lives in Vienna, Austria with her husband, their son, and their much-loved dog girlie, Bluna. She was an art teacher before she became a stay at home mom. Now, she happily paints and crafts away in her studio. Claudia has been creating ever since she could first hold a pencil. Discover Claudia on her blog, Instagram, and Pinterest.
Kirsten Varga has been creative for as long as she can remember. She has a Bachelor's degree in Fine Art with an emphasis in Visual Communication and Illustration and has worked as a graphic designer and teaching artist. She enjoys teaching all ages to discover their own creativity, a quality, she believes, everyone has. Her art interests are varied as she enjoys learning and trying new artsy things. Her favorites are bookmaking, mixed media, collage, and pen & ink drawing. She gravitates towards themes of home, connection, and whimsy in her artwork. She has dreams of starting a shop to sell her art and one day, see her work displayed in a gallery. She balances her time between her artistic dreams, raising four sassy daughters with her husband, and working as a High School Art Teacher in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. See more of Kirsten's art on Instagram.
Tina Walker is a creator, wanna-be photographer, and dog lover. ♥ Art keeps her sane and is a retreat from her daily career responsibilities. She loves all things mixed media, including art journaling, assemblage, and bookmaking. She believes mixed media is a perfect discipline, encompassing multiple products, mediums, and design techniques. Her project selection and medium choice are always changing and you will frequently see her hosting on-line collaborations and challenges. She is a frequent contributor to Stampington publications and you can discover more about her on her blog, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube:
Kristin Reese Williams is a StencilGirl® Designer, mixed media artist, fiber artist and owner of Ephemera Paducah. She operated the popular workshop and retail space since 2013 and is taking a “Gap Year” in 2023 to make art, travel and deepen friendships. Ephemera Paducah, in concept, is still very much alive without the physical location! Her current artistic passions include evening random handstitching, acrylic painting of animals, art journaling, and instilling a love of making in her 4 granddaughters. Stay tuned for what is next and follow Kristin’s adventures on her website, Facebook Page, Instagram, and Pinterest.
Kate has been dabbling in art since she was 6 years old when she took her first mixed media painting class. She loves all types of crafts but mixed media and art journaling are her favorite. She discovered mixed media 8 years ago and has been hooked to stamps, stencils, and paints ever since. Kate draws inspiration for her art from vintage photographs, Asian, Egyptian and Indian culture, as well as her love for tea. She loves layering and creating textured backgrounds in vibrant colors and drippy paint. Kate is a nurse, wife, and mother of 3. Kate loves Celtic music, global decor, drinking tea, and spending time with her family. View more of Kate's art on her Website, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook Page.