As a native Detroiter, artist Stephanie Hill-Ross has been participating in the creative arts since early childhood. A graduate from Detroit’s Cass Technical High School’s art department, Stephanie was offered a scholarship in Fashion Design to the prestigious Parsons School of Design in New York City.
While attending Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, Stephanie majored in Fashion Design and was a dual recipient of the Marji Kuntz Memorial Fashion Scholarship.
Stephanie has done work for Barry Manilow, various local Detroit retailers, newspapers, taught calligraphy, cartoon and fashion illustration, and was a contributing artist for a fashion design textbook for Howard University entitled: African-American Dress and Adornment: A Cultural Perspective. She has also participated in various art exhibits across the country including the International Hotel Motel & Restaurateurs trade exhibition in November 2006 at the Jacob Javitz center in New York City, the Las Vegas Art Expo in September 2007 and was named Black Artist of the Month for Black History Month for Wayne County, Michigan in February 2009.
She completed illustrations for a recently published children’s book entitled: Daddy, I Broke My Snowball! by Anita Gibbs.
Although watercolor is her favorite medium, Stephanie likes to work with pencils, markers, crayons and digital illustration. In her spare time, she is also a free-lance art tutor, giving back to her community.
"My art comes from my soul and is a unique, colorful palette of my emotions and thoughts that I love sharing with the world. My works are my contribution to society to help make it a little better. I want my work to provoke the conscious state of mind yet grasping a visual and emotional connection with the customer challenging them to see things outside the box. I want to take the customer to another level of visual, emotional and whimsical stimulation.
My work has also been known to help reduce stress levels. Many of my customers tell me that the pieces they had purchased from me had been placed in their spaces and when they walked into that particular room after a stressful day or situation, they became relaxed when viewing the piece that they had purchased.
My art is my true passion. My art pieces are considered “my kids” and I desire to leave a positive legacy behind knowing that I did a job well done for society through my art."
Visit her site at www.producktioncentral.com