Stephanie Rew

Stephanie Rew

Artist Stephanie Rew

 

Born in 1971, Stephanie Rew was raised in the historic city of Edinburgh, Scotland. In 1990 she moved to Dundee to study at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art. Work and the pursuit of gallery representation took her to London in 1998 where she held the first of 3 successful exhibitions..

Stephanie first became interested in drawing and painting at an early age, showing ability beyond her years. Drawing images from memory kept her amused throughout her childhood and as she became older, it was evident that a career in art was in the pipelines.  As well as concentrating on life drawing and painting she also sketched with the, Dundee Repertory Dance Company. During their dance rehearsals Rew started a relationship with dance in her paintings.

Since graduating, her career path took her to Brighton where she got involved with the Arts Festival. There she threw herself into organising and hanging large group shows in unused empty office buildings. This gave her the first opportunity since leaving college to exhibit her work. These works lead to John Lewis Partnership taking 50 original charcoal drawings of her dancers to sell at their flagship Oxford Street store. The funds raised by this helped her put together her first solo show at the Sussex Arts Club and found a London gallery to represent her. Since then Stephanie has continued to widen her audience, winning the Elizabeth Greenshields Award in 1995 and the RGI New Artist Award 2009. She steadily acquired an ever growing list of collectors including P&O Ferries, RBS, and Standard Chartered plc to name but a few.

Stephanie exhibits throughout the UK and sells well in mainland Europe and in the USA.