Stephanie Akers is an artist from New Orleans, La. She studied at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, and graduated from UNO in 1990 with a BA in Fine Arts concentrating in Painting. Much of her work is focused on the female figure incorporated into fanciful environments. Stephanie enjoys working with the figure in a collage format and uses photographs and paintings to create her images. Vintage photography is a strong influence on the artist, and Ms. Akers often uses photographs from the turn of the 20th century as inspiration. Often, she paints the portraits herself, and photographs them to use in a collage. All of the pieces are original artwork created by the artist incorporating paint, photographs, and collage. Her finished pieces hope to present a transcendent figure beyond the borders of traditional portraiture.

"Two Houses & A Butterfly"  30 x 22 inches

 "Girl With A Big Crown"  15 x 13.5 inches

"Lady in the Pink  House"  mixed media  30 x 22.5 inches  SOLD

"A King" mixed media  16 x 8.5 inches

"Lovely" mixed media  24 x 48 inches

"Where it Began" mixed media on paper  30 x 40 inches

"Lady in Yellow" 23 x 17.5 inches

"Lady with Zebra" mixed media  27.26 x 17.5 inches

"Waiting Under the Arch" mixed media  15 x 12.75 inches

"BE" mixed media  25 x 16 inches

"AB Chair"  48 x 24 inches

"Lady with 2 Black Fishes"  22.25 x 15.25 inches