Stephanie Birdsall loves to paint from life. She is enchanted by the way light falls on her subject and travels through it.
Her goal is to share the softness and mystery that it brings to her paintings. After spending many years as a plein air painter, the heat in Tucson, AZ, chased her inside and she began painting what she describes as “a natural still life”., everything from nature or natural materials.
She graduated from The City and Guilds of London Art School, London, England.
In 2004, she was invited to paint with the Putney Painters, founded by Richard Schmid and Nancy Guzik. This ultimately inspired her move to New England and the close proximity to VT. She currently lives in a converted barn with a huge north light window.
“There has never really been anything I wanted to do, other than paint. I never travel without my supplies. There is so much beauty around us and I don’t want to miss an opportunity to capture a beautiful moment, be it a desert landscape or a glorious flower garden or simply light with its unique ability to transform whatever I am looking at. Painting is about seeing, each in our own individual way.”
Stephanie is a Pastel Society of America Master and is Master Circle with International Assoc. of Pastel Societies. She is also a signature member of OPA. She’s been featured in many publications and has four dvds available.
Ms. Birdsall has received more than 50 awards, including:
2018, Florence Glesmann Floral Show, Salmagundi Club, 1st Prize
2016, Florence Glesmann Floral Show, Salmagundi Club, 2nd prize
2014, Members Show Award, Salmagundi Club
2013 Salmagundi Club, "Honorable Mention For Outstanding Work", Summer Online Exhibition
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