Greco Gallery currently features new paintings by Stephanie Holznecht, an acrylic painter and mixed-media artist who has moved from realism to abstraction in recent years. Holznecht finds that “abstract art has become a way of life” for her. She said, “It rules the images I see as I go through my daily life, provoking thoughts for my next painting and feeding off my emotions for that day.”
Originally from the southeast coast of England, Holznecht and her family relocated to America when she was 18. Based in Janesville, she most enjoys painting in her studio in her family’s second home in Luxemburg.
Holznecht usually has two to three paintings in different media “evolving in unison.” She works on quick-drying fluid acrylics, her current favorite, while the thicker heavy-body acrylics slowly dry. Holznecht enjoys the challenge of working with the more demanding fluid acrylics, and the variety of results they produce.
“There is a never-ending supply of ideas and inspirations to be found from my emotions and reactions to the world around me,” says Holznecht. “My artwork is a window into my soul and my goal is to evoke some emotion from the viewer.”
Recently Holznecht has been experimenting with painting landscapes and has some sunset paintings adorning her wall at the gallery. She has also added an array of gift items featuring images of her work, including tee shirts, pens and tote bags.
Greco Gallery, located on Sturgeon Bay’s historic Third Avenue, is open 10 am to 5 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday; 10 am to 5:30 pm Friday and Saturday; and Sunday 10 am to 2 pm. For more information call 920.743.5000 or visit grecogallerycoop.com.