Spotlight of the Month
Law & Art presents art made by lawyers from around the world, and turns the spotlight on one new lawyer artist each month. This autumn, discover the work of Stephanie Drawdy, U.S. attorney by day, and painter by night.
Stephanie Drawdy is an American artist and attorney whose practice in the civil sphere includes a focus on complex commercial, environmental and art law matters and spans from New York to South Carolina. Stephanie’s art practice includes painting and illustration centered primarily on social justice themes, academic writing on art law issues, and historical fiction writing. She is also the creator and host of 2ND Saturday Art & Justice online gatherings and Warfare of Art & Law podcast, https://warfareofartandlaw.com.
In her exhibition entitled the "Elicit Justice - Return of the Loot", Stephanie merges her work in the genres of portraiture, landscape and still life to build collections that combine seemingly disparate imagery to comment on society. Having written extensively about the mix of challenges and unjust outcomes involved in Nazi-looted art restitution claims, Stephanie expanded that storytelling into her painterly realm to further share these true-life tales. She creates each picture with the hope of highlighting the often-obscure stories surrounding objects stolen during the Nazi era. Select oil on panel and canvas paintings from 'Return of the Loot' are featured in this online exhibition.
You can view more of Stephanie's work on: https://www.stephaniedrawdyfineart.com. In addition to oil, Stephanie also works in digital and watercolor media as well as sculpture and kintsugi.