Stefanie Taranto, Fine Artist, is influenced by the process of translating observation into narrative, painting within the continuum between representation and abstraction.
Her current series are in oil pastel and acrylic; additionally she is well-versed in watercolor, dry pastel, pencil and pen and ink. Her works hang in private collections and corporate environments, most recently a 5 piece grouping in the historic Blackstone Hotel in Chicago, 2017.
Stefanie shows annually in individual and group shows as well as select fine art fairs. Recent awards include “Best in Pastel” from Art in the Barn, 2016, and the “Purchase Award” from the Schaumburg Cultural Commission, 2015.
She splits her time between Wheaton IL, Cape Cod MA, and Boise ID.
Stefanie received her BFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
I create art to translate my observations,
conducting the atmosphere through medium,
thus developing the narrative.”