Stefanie Graves


Paducah, Kentucky

About the Artist

I am a self-taught artist, having come to it by way of careers in nursing and health care management. Along the way I’ve nurtured the part of me that is inspired by the visual and have jealously guarded my time to create. The results of this persistence and tenacity are the watercolors that I have been creating over more than 30 years. Inspired in equal parts by the ordinary and exotic, the paintings represent my continued sense of curiosity, wonderment, and awe at the world around me.

About the Work

I enjoy the freshness of watercolor and the spontaneity it affords while painting. Its fluidity aids the creativity, which I find especially pleasing. My paintings embody elements of both realism and Impressionism with a contemporary feel. There is an emphasis on emotion as well as mood in my work that is part of the narrative of my paintings.

Kijsa Housman | Artist | Paducah Creative & Cultural Council

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  • Yeiser Art Center (Paducah, KY)
  • Art Guild of Paducah (Paducah, KY)
  • Paducah Arts Alliance
  • VSA Arts of Kentucky

Opportunities Desired

  • Teaching
  • Commissions
  • Exhibition
  • Corporate Gifts – Wholesale
  • Grant Funding
  • Art Residency Programs


Cowango Studios

517 N. 8th St., Paducah, KY 42001

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