About

Statement

Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn;
yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!
-Luke 12:24



Sweet Karasu, meaning 'Sweet Raven.'


Sweet Karasu is a sensory experience. It is a gothic sanctuary. A secret garden with high, ivy-covered walls. A resplendent, quiet manor library on a rainy day. A wood-carved opulent carriage on the Orient Express. The sound of the wheels on the track. Sweet Karasu is a warmly lit chapel in a desolate landscape. It is a moment in prayer. Another in contemplation. Sweet Karasu is strength and dignity. It is the moment of discovering previously hidden and mysterious things. Sweet Karasu is gratitude and appreciation of the beautiful. It is a regard of the sorrowful and the melancholic. The first snowdrops which speak of hope. Sweet Karasu is a surrendering of the unknown to a known, loving God.

Biography
Stephanie Pijper is an award-winning Scottish artist.
Classically trained in Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, she travelled extensively thereafter, living in both Spain and The Netherlands.
Stephanie's work is inspired by her personal experience of restoration and her hopes to create work that honours God as beauty and light in Gothic culture.
She now works from her studio at home in Scotland where she lives with her husband and 2 children.


Education
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee (BA Hons Fine Art)

Exhibitions


2016
April
Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair
with Art Exposure Gallery
The Old Fruitmarket
Glasgow

2015
Febuary
Alpha Art Gallery
Edinburgh

April
Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair
with Art Exposure Gallery
The Old Fruitmarket
Glasgow

July
Summer Exhibition
Alpha Art Gallery
Edinburgh

December
Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition
Edinburgh



2014
June
Midsummer Night Group Exhibition
Arusha Gallery
Edinburgh

July
Liverpool Contemporary Art Fair
Liverpool

October
Autumn Collection Exhibition
Art Exposure Gallery
Glasgow

December
The Edge of Winter Exhibition
The Velvet Easel Gallery
Portobello
Edinburgh

2013
March
The Society of Scottish Artists (SSA) Annual Exhibition
Royal Scottish Academy (RSA)
Edinburgh

June
The David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year
Mall Galleries
London

July
The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Portrait Prize Exhibition 2013
RBSA Gallery
Birmingham

October
'The Treasury of David' with The Hyssop Branch art group
Greyfriars Kirk
Edinburgh

December
The Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) Annual Exhibition 2013
Mall Galleries
London


Awards
Pauline Fay Lazarus Prize for work using the human form at the SSA Annual Exhibition 2013 for the work 'Converse Conformity'

3rd Prize in the Windsor & Newton Oil Painters Awards for artists aged 35 or under for the work 'Studio 6.13'