Illinois artist Steph Van Doren earned her BFA from Drake University in Des Moines, IA. and her MFA from Bradley University in Peoria, IL, She currently operates an art studio in the Warehouse District in Peoria. She has two kids, two grandkids and a dog named Batman.

This is my first year to be involved with the Big Picture Art Initiative. I am proud to be a part of the active arts community in Peoria and to help promote big local events like the Big Picture Arts Festival!