SWHS Student Showcases Art

Chrystal Marin

The 2019 Mount Vernon Tulip Festival was a perfect time to go out finally get out of the dark and cold winter days and enjoy the tulips awakening to what spring has brought us
McKylee Stephenson, a Senior at the Sedro Woolley High School, was a participant at the Shuh Farms Art showcase her acrylic painting for this year’s tulip festival
Stephenson is currently enrolled in Art Studio II, taught by Mr. Williams. Stephenson said the beauty of the Mount Rainier was the inspiration.
“It was the vibes off of Mount Rainier and, Well, since it was for the Tulip Festival I wanted to make it like very springy, very nature like,” says Stephenson.
Stephenson says the eye-catching painting took a lot of time and dedication. “Probably around 12 hours… it took me several days,” says Stephenson.
Overall Stephenson wants to capture her painting as “ Realism – It’s monochromatic in a way like the sky because of the purple tones, scenic in nature,” says Stephenson.
Her favorite features would have to be the “Mountains and the sky because it was like a purple tint to it and it was really pretty.”
Stephenson is a proud artist, who will be attending University of Rochester this fall. She would like everyone who sees her art to know “I’m really passionate about painting, so being able to showcase my art was a totally cool thing for me.”

Courtesy of Angel Hopke
SWHS Senior McKylee Stephenson poses next to her art work, which was featured at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.
Courtesy of Angel Hopke
Stephenson’s painting was a lovely landscape similar to those celebrated during the spring festivities.