Stephanie is excited to announce the use of her artwork on the new bin616 line of wines, available exclusively at the Amway Hotel Collection, including JW Marriott, Amway Grand Plaza and Courtyard by Marriott hotels! Her colorful pieces — two figurative, in honor of us, the wine drinkers; two centered on the land, a nod to the farmers, the winemakers and the fruit itself — will appear on bottles of bin616 Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir.
Sauvignon Blanc Fields: The Sunlight of a Season Uncorked
“In the landscapes of my imagination, the sun is always shining on the vines of wine country. Regardless of whether the day is just beginning or drawing to a close, sunrises and sunsets make the fields glow in equal measure, with the sky above — as if bowing in appreciation and applause for the land — displaying the most glorious array of colors.
“When I close my eyes, sip a glass of Sauvignon Blanc and imagine where the grapes I’m tasting originated, it is this painting that I imagine.
“The process behind this painting was very hands on; in fact, it literally was done completely with my hands, without brushes. Working with my hands makes me feel connected to the piece; it’s very tactile, very engaged, and I’m right there, as if in the painting. To me, the exciting part of being a painter is watching what the paint will do. In these kinds of pieces, as my hands push the paint, it moves and blends into itself, colors colliding, causing an image to materialize. True to the process and my imagination and less concerned with reality, I paint places I want to go, and this painting is a place I want to be. I want to bring all of you with me so together we can toast to life, to the creative process, and to the enjoyment of beautiful Sauvignon Blanc.”
bin616 artwork will appear at the JW Marriott during ArtPrize, Sept. 18-Oct. 6. For more information, click here.