Creating a National Park ornament collection was, in a word, surreal.
My hand painted ornaments. In the National Parks.
After all, my family's journey to the National Parks was the inspiration for my first set of ornaments. I am honored and humbled to have the opportunity to share my designs with so many adventurers.
I created this part of my website as a place to introduce myself and my work. But it has evolved to be a series of pages where I invite you to see the work that went into each ornament.
But first, a brief introduction - Hi, I'm Stephanie. I'm an artist in upstate NY and I hand paint each ornament you see in this collection. I am blessed with a supportive family, I'm very nostalgic, and I love a good cup of tea. I get such joy from painting, and I hope that joy shines through in each ornament.
Most of all, I'm honored that a piece of my art will become a cherished part of your National Park memories.
Now that we've met, I encourage you to watch me at work!
Start by clicking one of the National Park links below to see the ornaments available at that park. Then, click on an ornament to see the initial sketch of the design and a video of me painting it.