Stefanie has had a fascination with art since childhood, but her career path took some rather wide diversions before she decided to make art her livelihood. Originally a nurse and later a health care administrator, she began working full-time as an artist in 2004 in pursuit of this dream. After residing in the greater Chicago area for 15 years and 3 years in central Mexico, she and her husband, David, are now part of the Artist Relocation Program in Paducah, KY. However, they still spend a few months each year in their home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where art is a natural presence in the community that includes a variety of eclectic galleries and the Art Instituto of San Miguel.
Stefanie is largely a self-taught artist and has taken a variety of workshops and watercolor classes over past 30 years. Her work has been in a number of two-person and group shows and is in numerous private collections.
She is married to David Lucht, a batik and graphic artist.
Stefanie is also listed in the national artists’ registry for VSA Arts, Washington, DC, at www.vsarts.org.