Stephanie Deer is a self-taught artist residing in Salt Lake City. Much of her life has been spent in Utah, resulting in her works being heavily influenced by local culture and the day to day experience of living there. In her early life, she had a career as an interior designer. Currently, she maintains a residential and commercial design firm that incorporates her art. Her work may be found in several private and corporate collections in Utah, as well as the permanent collection of a number of local churches. Her artistic style is constantly evolving, as she enjoys working and experimenting with many different mediums. One unique aspect of her works is several times a year she paints live in front of an audience. The vibrant color and humor in her pieces is shown in real time to a group of onlookers. Painting is what she claims as her means of communication and joy.