Christian Stemkowski is the owner of Edisto Art Retreats and Stemkowski Studios.  She holds a BA/History, Education from UNC-Greensboro, an MA/History from UNC-Charlotte.  Christian is a retired middle school teacher and assistant principal who spends as much time as possible on Edisto Island, SC.  She is married and the mother of two adult children, as well as Indy, the Aussie.

Christian loves the outdoors and paints en plein air whenever possible.  Her inspiration comes from the magnificence of the landscape – wherever she happens to be, but her muse is Edisto Island.

Painting in oils and watercolor, her art education has been self-directed, studying most recently with Shanna Kunz, Jill Steenhuis and Sally B. Miller.

Awards include two honorable mentions for small plein air works in watercolor and oil.

Christian holds Associate Memberships in the American Impressionist Society and Oil Painters of America.