Since she was a child, when her severe near-sightedness was corrected, Lois Stephens has been gazing at the world. Still fascinated by the nuances of light, shadow, and color, she works in a variety of media. Her work is currently focused on capturing the beauty of the landscape in oils, especially in her native Giles County and the New River Valley of Virginia.
Stephens has a B.A. from Mary Baldwin College with a double concentration in art and communication. She has more than 25 years' experience as a graphic designer at Virginia Tech, and until recently served as the marketing manager for Continuing and Professional Education. In 2013-14, her paintings were exhibited in solo shows at the Holtzman Alumni Center at Virginia Tech, the Virginia Tech Women's Center, Mill Mountain Coffee and Tea in Blacksburg, and the Montgomery Museum and Lewis Miller Regional Art Center in Christiansburg. More than 20 of her paintings were on display at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Blacksburg from January - March, 2015.