It’s been a good year for Stephanie Schoen. The Covington artist has seen her son graduate from high school and the Saints win the Super Bowl. And she’s been awarded the opportunity to design the official poster for the Junior League of Greater Covington’s 2010 Harvest Cup Polo Classic.
Schoen traces her interest in art to the days when her mother worked for the Saints as an executive assistant. “I grew up with the Saints. They’re more than just a team–more like family,” she says. Schoen remembers seeing then-owner John Mecom’s art collection at his office in the Superdome when she was ten years old.
“He had the most extensive art collection. I think that’s where I got the inspiration to paint. Everywhere you turned, it was there. That was my first real exposure to art,” Schoen says. “His office was like a museum of sports art. How often do you get to see art like that up close?”