Process Painting Facilitator/Co-Owner of Creative Nectar Studio
I believe creativity brings us unique and magical gifts that help us to uncover our truest selves. We are all more powerful than we imagine and rediscovering that power is what this work and art making is all about for me. Creating in a heart-centered way, with people right where they are is my passion and my soul is fed by facilitating and working alongside others.
Having been deeply informed by loss as well as living with chronic pain/Fibromyalgia for the last several years, I am no stranger to the hard and messy parts of life. I am grateful for these messy parts as they have gifted me with great compassion and sturdiness that now live inside me, allowing me to remain steady with those I work with, even through the messy times.
I have come to believe that there is beauty in our darkness and that our light still shines right there in our "brokenness". There is nothing to fix or pretty up. Maybe there's nothing to do except learn to love ourselves just as we are. Light, dark, sullen or elated....let’s bask in it all, and meet what arrives at our door with as much mindfulness, grace and power as we can.
Stephanie Gray is a process arts facilitator, writer and artist and is co-owner of Creative Nectar Studio. Stephanie has been process painting since 1996 and facilitating since 2009. She has been a volunteer artist for the “Memories in the Making” program of the Heartland chapter of The Alzheimer’s Association, an Americorp VISTA volunteer at VanGo Mobile Arts, a studio assistant to Sarah Oblinger of Paint or Die Studio, and a resident artist and volunteer at VALA Gallery in Mission, KS. Stephanie facilitates creative self-discovery in person from her home studio - Inside Out Studio and with folks all over the globe. online as part of the The Walkabout , Rise and Shine and HeART Journaling