"I love the playful quality of pin-up and a lot of my buyers are women because they like the sexy but not sleazy style"
UK artists Fiona Stephenson originally trained at Harrow School of Art to be an illustrator, and briefly worked for television and magazines. She gains great satisfaction from the work that she does, and enjoys the fact that is a truly female-friendly genre.
It seems the pin-up genre is driven by women, from Burlesque dancers to artists like myself
She works traditionally in oil on canvas and takes her inspiration from the classics of the 40's and 50's, Gil Elvgren is a particular favourite. She is also following the tradition of female Pin-Up artists like Joyce Ballantyne and Zoe Mozert.
Fiona accepts private as well as advertising commissions. She has recently painted 10 paintings for Playboy and her artwork has been Licensed on a range of products.