Written By:

Steph Hargrove

Current Rock of Residence:

Puerto Rico

Island Girl Since:

April 2017

Originally Hails From:

Dallas, TX

Steph moved to Isabela, Puerto Rico in April of 2017 with her husband, Jason, and their wiener dog, Lucy. The move was made possible due to Jason transferring to Isabela with his company. Steph is an artist and can work from just about anywhere, and a studio with an ocean view was too good to pass up! She creates paintings, sculptures, and large scale installations using upcycled materials to raise awareness for social and environmental issues. Steph’s gallery work can be viewed and purchased on Causeflowers. Steph also has a passion for all things handmade and uses art, craft, and photography to raise money for charity by selling her work in her Etsy shop. Since 2014, Steph runs Arts & Caps, a social practice project that funds arts education for orphans in rural Kenya. Steph started her blog, Smiles and Waves, shortly after arriving in Puerto Rico. Island life was just too funny and challenging and weird and exciting not to share!

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