Stephanie Hock graduated from Utah State University with a bachelors in Visual Art, but struggled to find her rhythm as a painter. Two years after graduation (and less fulfilling office jobs), Stephanie met her husband who gave her three tubes of paint as a wedding present. He encouraged her to find her artistic voice, and through workshops and artist mentors, she finally did and now shows in several galleries. About her paintings, Hock says, "I'm fascinated with how art tells the story of people. It continues to be a favorite theme in my work-- watching individuals or groups of people unposed, living their lives. I find beauty and meaning in what our ordinary gestures tell about our feelings, relationships, values, humor and our society as a whole."