BEST LOCAL ARTIST
Stephanie Neely squeezes the elixir from roses onto her palette, mixes it with her own magical blend of emotional and spiritual mojo and delivers riveting translations of God’s greatest floral gift. Her paintings of roses are showstoppers and contemplative coups, gifts borrowed from her studio granddaddies Vermeer, Caravaggio and Rembrandt. Neely’s flowers will take you out of your element and wing you to higher ground. A view to remember. She’s a force, a gem, a keeper, and she’s ours.