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Artist Steph Holmes

Many of my early summers were spent exploring the creek bed with sopping wet sneakers, looking at insects, running through fields of weeds taller than myself, and checking my hair for spiders afterward.

Today, my paintings celebrate the life I discovered in the woods behind my childhood home. I borrow from those memories while inserting an extra dose of color, strangeness, and whimsy.

I received my BFA in Ceramics and Drawing from Millersville University in 2012 and a post-baccalaureate from Syracuse University in 2015. You'll find me selling my art at the occasional art fair and teaching art classes.

There is little difference between us and the smallest creatures.
Their joy is joy.
Their suffering is suffering.
I believe empathy could be


Limiting the environmental impact of my artwork is a high priority in my studio.


My prints and packaging are made from recycled materials, original works of art are oftentimes created using secondhand materials, and more.


I'm nowhere near perfect, but I'm learning more everyday and continuing to adjust so that someday my studio will be guilt-free.




Rising Stars:

Meet Steph Holmes


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Art and Discovering the Self

York Pecha Kucha Night


Creator Five: Steph Holmes

Culture On the Line

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Picture Perfect

Lancaster Story Slam

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Artist Dodges Burnout With Leap Of Faith

The York Dispatch

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York Story Slam


contact me

Questions? Want to stump me with a good riddle? Feel free to reach out below. I'm always open to chat!

Interested in commissioning me to create a custom piece? Contact me below with your idea, approximate size of the piece, and time frame to receive a quote.

Thanks for reaching out! I'll be in touch soon.

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