Hi, my name is Stephanie Richey.  I love creating.  I have been creating things with my hands every since I was a kid.  I started off painting prefired ceramic figurines.  When my husband and I got married and were headed out to drive to Alaska, I decided to teach myself how to crochet.  When I started having kids I decided to start sewing, and I made my kids clothes over the years.  Now that they are older they don’t seem to want hand made clothing, but I still enjoy making my own clothes sometimes.  Then I met a friend who taught my kids art lessons.  I decided to try painting and learned that I love it!  I started out painting with acrylics. But I purchased several books and one was on watercolor.  I didn’t like watercolor as much so I started with that book.  I now love watercolor.  It is my preferred painting medium.  My friend also taught online classes, so I took many of her courses, and then started taking as many online watercolor courses as I could find and had time for.  Throughout these courses I have learned that I love painting nature.  I love being in nature, so I guess this is a natural extension of that love.  I also believe that there are a lot of other people who love nature, and would love to decorate their home with beautiful nature.  I was one of those people, but could never afford to purchase art, so I also believe that it should be more affordable than what I have been able to find anyway.  There are obvious costs to materials, time, printing, postage etc.  But it is my goal to keep my prices down in a range that hopefully is more affordable for more people.  I hope you take the opportunity to check out my shop, read about my paintings, and enjoy the beautiful nature that surrounds us all!