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Stephanie was born and raised in the desert community of Palm Springs, California.Her mother was a painter in watercolor.“As a child, I found it magical to see thepigments flowing in pools of water and watching them come to life, taking on theshapesof hills, buildings, trees and the human form.” Her parents introduced her earlyon tothegreat artists through books and museums,as mucha thrill to her then as now.Andso,throughout her schooling art became her major focus. She began selling herpaintings while still a Fine Arts major at the University of California at Berkeley.

Stephanie works in many mediums, exploring her subject matter in variedways. Watercolor, acrylic and oil paint, graphite, charcoal and pastel, all of these serveto express varying aspects of the beauty she strives to reflect in her art.

Her travels through the United States, Europe, Mexico, Costa Rica and Hong Kong,have been the inspiration for many paintings. She is always on the lookout for thatconvergence of circumstance, composition, light and shadow that creates a perfectmoment.

Much of her work has been commissioned specifically for restaurants, hotels and officebuildings, as well as private collections. Her work has also been seen in magazines,interior design publications and print ads, and is in the collections of an internationalclientele, including such celebrities as Al Roker, Pierce Brosnan, and Clint Eastwood.

Stephanie’s home and studio are in the San Francisco Bay area.When not in herstudio, she can be found pursuing her other passions, reading, gardening and traveling, always with her sketchbook and camera.

Stephanie Newsom 2012-2022