Jacksonville Fl, United States
The numerous works of Stephanie Pyren are a fascinating fusion ¬ passionate life and ethereal spirit executed with the poetic sensitivity of the old masters. Stephanie is competent in all medias: watercolors, oils, graphics and pastels.
She was born in Pennsylvania but, at the age of 10, the family moved to California and it was there she began her artistic career receiving awards and scholarships. She gained her BA of Fine Arts at California State University Northridge while working as a fashion illustrator for a major fashion company and then as a character and background artist in the animation industry
Stephanie’s talent has taken her to numerous locations and professions. She taught life drawing, fashion illustration and window display at the University of South Carolina. She was asked to teach background painting techniques for a major American animation company in Bangkok, Thailand as well as she worked at most major studios in Los Angeles. Also, to her credit, she has illustrated four children’s books, developed a line of toys with, “Small World Toys and the “Little Old Toy Maker” companies and continues with new ongoing ¬-ventures.
Although her career is somewhat diverse, her need to create fine art is her omnipresent driving desire. Her first professional show was at the age of eighteen and from there she has had many one-man showings nationally and internationally. In 1989.She moved to France at the request of the famous painter Jacques Harvey to help recreate the famous “School of Barbizon. where she exhibited her work in Barbizon, Paris and throughout Europe. At that time, she was also commissioned to paint both paintings and murals for private collectors and public enterprises. She was honored when asked to paint a mural depicting the village of Barbizon in the local restaurant “Le Royal” which still receives much acclaim. Stephanie travels yearly to Europe and continues to paint the landscapes and people of the various cities she visits.
She and her husband have relocated to Jacksonville Florida. Stephanie's paintings have been received well and her cliental continues to grow with many prominent collectors.
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