Stuerzl's practice is informed by the natural environment, with the Brisbane River's ecology and Moreton Bay a source of inspiration for over twenty years. She spent her formative years in the Upper Hunter River region (NSW) and her memories of this different environment also drive her creative processes.
Her artwork investigates place and cycles of time through layering of images and mark making. It evokes an experience of being in and connected to nature with the work and it's processes sensitive to the unique, ancient and fragile ecosystems integral to each environment.
Artworks are made using watercolour, ink and paint while others combine found materials such as sediment, charcoal, and resin to create unique site-specific pieces through painting, printmaking, drawing, artist's books and nature art installations.
Stuerzl's artwork is exhibited locally and internationally and is held in significant public and private collections including Redlands Art Gallery and Sunshine Coast Art Collection (both 2021).
Notably eight Brisbane River paintings were purchased by the Brisbane City Collection and exhibited in The River: A History of Brisbane at the Museum of Brisbane (2013-2016). The State Library of Queensland acquired works for their Artists' Book Collection (2017-2021).
Stuerzl holds a Masters degree from Queensland College of Art, a Fine Arts degree from Sydney University and Post Graduate qualifications in teaching and gallery management,