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Artist Stephanie Sheppard


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Biography


Painting has always been a passion for Stephanie.  She can barely recall a time when she didn't want to be an artist.  Since moving to Colorado in 1990, the incredible western landscape has been her inspiration to paint.  She loves how the blue sky, strong sunshine and clear air create deep values and beautiful hues in the landscape.For many years Stephanie used acrylics as her primary medium.  A few years ago she discovered that by using oil paint she could fulfill her desire to capture the vivid color and dramatic texture that make up the essence of the western landscape.  Using her own photographs, memory and imagination, Stephanie works very quickly, completing many paintings in just one sitting in her basement studio.
Whether Stephanie is painting a landscape or a still life, most of her paintings are not about the subject matter itself, but rather about the colors and patterns that she sees.  Stephanie is always striving to create a bold painting by using colors that she responds to on an emotional level.  Her hope is that her work will not only make a visual impact, but also bring as much joy to the viewer as it does to her while creating it.    
Stephanie Sheppard was born and raised in Mankato, Minnesota.  She graduated in 1988 from the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in Studio Art. Since the birth of her son, Jordan, she began devoting her professional talents to painting full time. Stephanie is an award-winning artist and resides in Aurora, Colorado with her family. Her oil paintings not only focus on the beauty and spirit of nature that is observed in the region, but also the way of life enjoyed throughout the west."I just paint the way I see things, I paint what I consider to be the truth".
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