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ABOUT

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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.

These childhood encounters laid the foundation for my art today.

In contemplating life's intricacies, I find a miraculous parallel between the intricate systems that sustain me, like the rhythmic expansion of my lungs pulling life-giving oxygen into my body, and similar systems keeping a tiny beetle alive. This little green beetle crawls across my windowsill just now, and when I tune in, I can feel how fragile his life is, like my own.

With this lens, everything around me feels fresh, fragile, and imbued with humor, and this deep well of empathy finds its way into every piece I create.

 

After earning my bachelors of fine arts at Millersville University (2012) and completing a post-baccalaureate program at Syracuse University (2015), I've put roots down in downtown York, PA.

 

With 12+ years of teaching art and arts center management experience, I enjoy teaching students of all ages and occasionally hosting large events to nourish my community.

In September 2023, I opened my very own Artist Studio storefront in downtown York, PA.

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THERE IS LITTLE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN US AND THE SMALLEST CREATURES
THEIR JOY IS JOY
THEIR SUFFERING IS SUFFERING
EMPATHY IS WORLD-CHANGING

SUSTAINABILITY

Caring deeply about life and nature, it's impossible not to consider the collective fragility of our planet.

 

At the heart of my art and business, you'll find a commitment to fostering environmental consciousness. Recycled, secondhand, and biodegradable packaging are just the start.

 

My art becomes a platform to inspire appreciation for the Earth's fragility, encouraging mindfulness and advocating for the global responsibility we hold to preserve the beauty and balance of our shared home.

Image by Noah Buscher

LEARN MORE

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Rising Stars:

Meet Steph Holmes

VoyageBaltimore

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Art and Discovering the Self

York Pecha Kucha Night

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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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Gift

York Story Slam

CONTACT

336 W Market St York, PA

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