About Dakota Sue Design Studio

I am a self-taught artist who has been in the business of creating since I hung my first painting on the wall when I was just a child.  I have my Bachelor's Degree in Education and Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Wyoming.  I have had numerous opportunities to travel the world and feel inspired by these unique opportunities.  I am lucky enough to live in the mountains of Wyoming and love to explore with my sweet pound-puppy, Maci.   

Skills Include


Painting

Photography

Creative Design

Advertising

Medium

I use a combination of watercolor, acrylic, ink and photography to create the woman in my work.  I enjoy bold colors and will often use colors straight from the tube to get these rich colors.  


Location 

Lindsay lives in Laramie, Wyoming.  Thirty miles from the base of the magnificent Snowy Range mountains.  In her free time she enjoys campfires, fishing, hiking, and spending time with her amazing son and  her rescue dog (and incredible friend), Maci! 

Laramie mural project


exhibitions

2009 | LaVie | Jeju Island, South Korea


2016 | Laramie Artists Project Touchstone | Laramie, Wyoming   


Inspiration

I work as a Mental Health Counselor and Teacher with students working through severe emotional disorders.  I incorporate expressive art therapy into my counseling groups and am inspired in my own work by students bold lines, use of color, and imagination. 

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I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become. 

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Lindsay Stoffers is a self-taught artist who has been in the business of creating since she hung her first painting on the wall when she was just a child.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education (2007) and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (2014) from the University of Wyoming.  She is currently employed as a Mental Health Counselor and Teacher at ICARE, a program within Albany County School District #1 for students with severe social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. In this setting Lindsay uses art therapy as a vessel for recovery and growth with the students she has the privilege to serve.  Lindsay’s inspiration stems from the narratives she hears in the counseling setting, children & adolescent’s use of bold colors and lines, the strength and resiliency that she has witnessed in her community and throughout the world, and the incredible depth and courage of the human spirit.  Lindsay has traveled the world, living and working in South Korea, Thailand, and India.  She has exhibited her work on Jeju Island, South Korea (2009) auctioning all of her work to fund school supplies, food, pillows, and medication for 35 homeless children in Kerala, India.  She most recently displayed her work at the 2017 Touchstone Laramie Art Exhibit in Laramie, Wyoming.  When Lindsay joined the mural project she was eight months pregnant with her first and only child.  Her contribution to the Gil Street Mural highlights strength and resiliency within the female archetype and has symbolism hidden throughout.  The design is dedicated to her beautiful son, River Nash Stoffers, whom was born the day painting on the Gil Street Extension began.

Live. Love. Create.