Artist Profile

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Stephanie Thwaites

Novato, CA

I am a contemporary artist, working primarily in oils, acrylics and mixed media. I strive to work intuitively and responsively rather than with a fixed vision of the finished piece. I am attracted to organic forms in nature, but also architectural and geometric structure. Much of my work is about seeking to find balance between these and understanding their relationship. My creative process is fueled by curiosity and discovery, as I enjoy exploring different techniques and materials, using the medium to uncover something unseen or unexpected. My paintings are often created over time, adding and removing layers until the piece feels complete.

I am a graduate of the Yale University Fine Arts program, studying painting, graphic design, and photography. Here I developed a strong understanding of composition and an eye for color and harmony. After college, I continued my design studies with graduate courses in Switzerland.

After a 20-year career in Connecticut as a graphic designer, creative director, and brand manager, I moved to Vermont in 2009 and returned to my fine arts background full time. In this thriving artistic community, I showed and sold my work with a solo show as well through many group shows and local venues. In 2014, my husband and I relocated to Marin County. Inspired by learning new techniques and working with fellow artists, I continue to study multiple mediums and disciplines through workshops and classes offered in the Bay Area.

I have shown her work in many national and local juried shows and galleries. I am honored to have my paintings included in collections around the country and internationally. I so enjoy the warm artists' community I have found in the Bay Area.

My Artwork

The Way to Blue

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I've Been Listening to the Trees

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Where the Blue of the Sea Meets the Sky

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Daily painting July 15

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In the Hazel Wood

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Passing Through

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The Path Emerges

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Blue in Green

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Traveling Light

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I'm Waiting For You

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Finding Silence 4

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Just Beyond

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Summer Surprised Us

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Fractured

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Daily painting July 25

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Feathers and Wings

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Daily painting July 17

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A Newest Sound

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Out of a Misty Dream

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Dreaming in Color

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Windows and Walls

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