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, 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.
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 Susan Sarback, Dan Samborski, Kathleen Dunphy, and Scott Christensen. She is a member of the California Art Club.
You can find Stephanie’s work at High Hand Gallery in Loomis, California.
Stephanie is a native Californian, born in Burbank and raised in Sacramento. After sampling life in Eugene and Boston, Stephanie returned to her beloved California. She now resides in Fair Oaks.