In this piece, Stratis expertly uses contrasting tones, sculpting, and fluid VFX to create the illusion of movement and rhythm in the tides. The result is a powerful and tranquil rendering of one of nature’s most beautiful elements.
Steve Stratis is an artist and educator from Sydney, Australia who works in a variety of media including drawing, painting, sculpture, digital art, and video. His work has been exhibited internationally and is held in private collections throughout the world. He has been selected as a Best in Show winner twice by Fusion Art. Best in Show winners receive a cash prize and an invitation to participate in the Annual Group Show in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2024.
The WWE Hall of Famer began her career in wrestling as an amateur, competing in the New York State Championships and in a number of independent promotions before signing with the WWF in 1997. She quickly rose through the ranks, and in 1999, she won the WWF Women’s Championship for the first time, defeating Lita and Jazz in a Triple Threat match at WrestleMania XIX. Despite her victory, the title was short-lived, as Stratus lost the title to Jazz two weeks later at the pay-per-view Backlash.
Throughout the rest of the year, Stratus battled for the title with several opponents, most notably Lita and Jazz. Her feud with Jazz continued into the next year, culminating in a Triple Threat match at Survivor Series, where Stratus defeated both Jazz and Lita to win the Women’s Championship once again, but was forced to vacate the title shortly thereafter due to a storyline that saw her attack her sister.
At the following year’s Armageddon, Stratus competed in a tag team match with fellow WWE Hall of Famer Lita and former on-screen boyfriend Chris Jericho. The pair would go on to lose the match to Alicia Fox and Mickie James. Throughout 2006, Stratus and James engaged in an on-going storyline, with the Divas battling for the Women’s Championship on numerous occasions. On the December 26 episode of Raw, Stratus overheard James talking to Christian about her and Jericho’s on-screen romance, which led to an intergender tag team match at New Year’s Revolution where the duo defeated Stacy Keibler and Torrie Wilson.
During her final few years in the WWE, Stratus wrestled occasionally and also appeared on several reality television shows, including The Real World and Celebrity Rehab. She also starred in the WWE Network documentary series, Armed & Famous, and was the host of the second season of Canadian reality TV show The Next Step. On September 30, 2006, Stratus married her high school sweetheart Ron Fisico. The couple has two daughters. In addition to her artistic endeavors, Stratus has written books and has appeared on various talk shows and news programs. Her other interests include yoga, tennis, and golf. She is also an advocate for animal rights and supports a number of charitable organizations. Stratis has an undergraduate degree in psychology and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of New South Wales. steve stratis