By the Stream
(paintings on paper)
Location: Second Floor Quiet Reading Room
Alix Stefan was born in Wisconsin and raised in Puerto
Rico. She studied art in upper New York State and at the
University of Arizona. Stefan works with various mediums
and styles, but all her paintings tend to invite viewers
into the natural colors of her surroundings.
"I like to take something realistic and simplify
it," she says. "I need it to invoke a feeling
in me. When that happens, I bring emotion to it, and you
have a painting to enjoy for years to come."
The four landscapes in the Quiet Reading Room reflect
her obvious love and respect for nature, with the greens,
pastels, and blues of the trees, flowers, and sky creating
a restful atmosphere.