VISUAL ARTIST INSTRUCTOR
I use all materials to create my own work but watercolour continues to hold a special intrigue for me. It has an immediacy and transparency that are unique. I especially enjoy teaching watercolour because I know that a wonderful work can happen at any stage of learning. Part of the challenge for the student is recognizing when that has happened. My challenge is to help each student develop both the technical and critical skills to give them that understanding.
Stanfield has a BA in psychology, Mount Allison University, a Bed , Dalhousie University and a BFA in painting and printmaking ,the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Her interests in papermaking, basketry and painting have led to studies at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Maine, Carriage House, Brookline, MA, Brooklyn, NY, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Tennessee as well as Hawaii, Thailand and Myanmar.
She teaches watercolour for all levels at NSCAD, extended studies, Dartmouth Art Students’ League and various workshops and continues to be involved as a volunteer in her community as a member of the Visual Arts’ Exhibition ,the Craig Advisory and the Woodlawn Library committees
Her solo exhibition Vanitas, 2010 , a series of watercolour works on paper and mylar some reworked over life drawings, was an exploration of change, a constant theme in her works. The catalyst for her next exhibition, Soundings, has its sources in deconstructing handmade paper scrolls
Stanfield creates both 2 and 3 dimensional works and is part of the collections of the Nova Scotia Art Bank, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and has her work published in several books: Paper Art/193 International Artists ( IAPMA, 2009 ) and Nova Scotia Contemporary Artists, Vo. 2 ( Dee Appleby, 2010 )
Her work is carried by Secord Gallery and Art Sales and Rental Gallery, Halifax