|O-134 Malakoff Diggins oil 6x12 $250|
Stephanie Benedict paints landscapes in oil, acrylic, and gouache. She came to painting one evening in the middle of her life, while wandering through an art supply store. She was looking at racks of stretched canvas - small ones, big ones, square and long ones - all empty, white, and standing in rows against the wall. Suddenly, Stephanie started seeing paintings on them: cityscapes, mountains, views through windows. She decided that night to study painting, and she's never looked back.
|O-135 Mustard and Goldfields oil 12x24 $495|
Stephanie earned a BA with honors from the University of California, Santa Cruz, in History/Theatre Arts. Since that night at the art supply store, she's studied painting and drawing with Kathleen Dunphy, Scott Christensen, Terry Miura, Susan Sarback, and Dan Samborski.
Stephanie is a native Californian, born in Burbank and raised in Sacramento. After sampling life in Eugene and Boston, Stephanie returned to California. She now resides in Orangevale, near Sacramento.
|O-133 Heading North oil 24x36 $1500|
You can find Stephanie's work on her website, sbenedictstudio.com. She writes about painting, nature and painting nature on her blog, sbenedictblog.com.