Stephanie Ward uses a variety of drawing supplies--paint markers, pencil, pastel, acrylic and water color--to create her works on paper. Her bold compositions approach the subject with a sense of fantasy and whimsy. She has physical disabilities resulting in low muscle tone, severe dyslexia, and developmental delays, but she said, 'My art gives me a lot of confidence and something that I can feel successful at. I like trying new things so I'm not afraid of starting anything different. I feel equal to others with my art.' She has won many awards throughout her years in the field of art, including the Award of Excellence from VSA Arts and Volkswagen of America for her piece, Geisha. Geisha was put on display in the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. and toured two years throughout the country. Another piece of hers was put on display in the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. In 2009, Stephanie also won the Robbie Carlstedt Young Achiever of the Year Award from the ARC of Sedgwick Country.