Whitney Stoddard is a Charleston, SC-based artist who lives with her husband, four-year-old daughter and furry "firstborn" cockapoo. Whitney's work has been featured and collected across the United States, as well as internationally.
Following her undergraduate degree from Furman University (located in Greenville, SC), Whitney moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. After many adventures out west, Whitney then moved to Nashville, Tennessee where she studied at The Watkins College of Art, Design, & Film- now apart of Belmont University.
Inspired by classic design elements and all things vintage, Whitney is best known for her original Tea Collection from which her audience first grew. Her tea-stained pieces begin with an organic, yet intentional, tea-staining process, which she feels is as much a part of the art as the figures painted on them. The tea-stained paper becomes a canvas for the next step of the process, where Whitney's works come to life. Her pieces combine unique movement and intricate figures using a combination of charcoal and graphite sketch, acrylic paint and India ink. Whitney strives to create unique, "je ne sais quoi" expressions and sentiment through minimal paintbrush strokes. Her work personifies the power of simplicity.
Each of Whitney's pieces are tea-stained using tea from the Charleston Tea Plantation, located on Wadmalaw Island, SC.