I am an artist who works who works in a full range of scale and content. Expressionistic in style and spiritual in nature, my painting is noted for its fertile lyricism, sumptuous color and detail, and mythological portent. As an ordained interfaith minister,I also serve as a spiritual counselor and celebrant. My work has been exhibited at Union Theological Seminary, Pace University, New York Open Center and galleries, and cultural centers internationally, and is available for exhibition, sale, commission, lease and publication. Prices are available by request.
The process is devotional
I begin a painting…
and a communion occurs…
It is my vision,
to reach the essence of what is at hand
I tap into a universal life force which expresses itself
Each painting contains two to five renditions
Sometimes one must dissolve to begin again
Until the outcome is realized
It would not be an exaggeration to say that this process is exhilarating
One feels so very much alive…
It was Bill Moyers who asked Joseph Campbell, "Who interprets divinity
inherent in nature for us today? Who are our shamans? Who interprets unseen things for us?
Joseph Campbell answered, "It is the function of the artist to do this."
"The paintings have the presence of icons, begging to be touched"
Tom Wachunas, Downtown
"Like grand opera, Susanna Stefanachi’s painting fills the surrounding space with fertile lyricism."
Valerie Constantino, Art Consultant