Stephanie Pui-Mun Law
City of Ys
By day she is a computer programmer, by night she scribbles away at her desk
to conjure creatures and mythical lands from her imagination. Stephanie Law
is 23 years old. She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley
in 1998 with a double BA degree in Fine Arts and Computer Science. While
expanding her gallery of personal work, she also does a great deal of
freelance graphics and illustration artwork.
Most of her inspiration comes from mythology and legend, ranging through
various cultures -- Roma (Gypsy), Celtic, Greek, Roman, Indian, and Chinese
to name a few. She has also been greatly influenced by the art of the
Impressionists, Pre-Raphaelites, and Surrealists, along with current popular
fantasy artists. What she tries to convey with her art is not simply fantasy,
but the fantastic, the sense of wonder, and that which is sacred.
As far as technique goes, her usual media include pencil, pen & ink,
intaglio printing, watercolor, acrylic, and digital (Photoshop). The digital
pieces consist of an initial pencil or ink sketch that she scans into the
computer, then paints onto using Photoshop or Freehand. Contrary to what some
may assume, "digital painting" does not mean the pieces are "rendered" or
created using filters, but are painted as with any traditional media. The
difference being that the brush happens to be an electronic,
pressure-sensitive stylus, and the canvas a screen.
In addition to painting into the wee hours of the night, and driving her
boyfriend up the wall with her quirkiness. Stephanie dances Flamenco, plays
piano, and burrows through her books like a true bookworm.
Copyright © 1998 Stephanie Pui-Mun Law. All rights reserved.
Used by permission of the artist.
This page last updated 7-21-99.