About the Artist

Stefanie Lynn Hendra

About the Artist

I am intrigued with vivid colors, photographing peculiar objects and seeing how light affects moods. My influences are through my fascination with Japanese culture with Maiko style, fashion, film, music, graphic novels, comics and traveling the world as a military wife and mother of two sets of twins. As an artist I love supporting artists, that's why I started my nonprofit magazine Art Books Film Music Magazine.

Digital photography is new to me, I was taught old school photography in the darkroom. What I have learned is digital photography is one more tool for expressing oneself in the arts.

My intention for my viewer is to look at my paintings with their own perspective of something beautiful, handsome, powerful, strengths, weaknesses, fear, and hope. In this human condition, it’s amazing how we must conquer and overcome many obstacles daily and continue to thrive. Living in Japan for the past two years has grounded me.

Painting is something that was always a challenge to me. I would find that with a lot of patience, mentorship, experimenting and putting in the time that it’s all worth it.

I was diagnosed with a Brain AVM with aneurysms near my right optical lobe in 2016. I also have endometriosis. My work is also about this diagnosis and the ability to cope and to never give up. I keep pushing and overcoming fear.

I am trying to reach out as well to those who have experienced similar turmoil. Art can be very therapeutic and it enlightens that you are not alone and you can overcome anything in this human condition. We are navigating through this life and sometimes you don't know where you want to go. Or what the outcome is going to be. Try to accept, invite and embrace change. You don’t have to have every single answer, there are no rules.

It would be amazing if you can make a donation to any of the three charities I support,

Love You Brain:

March for Babies:
I am a mother of two set of twins that were 32 weeks and 33weeks premature. Our Team Name is The Awesome Hendra's www.marchforbabies.org/starryeyedred

National Museum Of Women in the Arts: