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Article: Stephanie Birdsall

Stephanie Birdsall

“Multimedia boards are my "go to” for Plein Air. I also love the Ready to Mount panels for the freedom of mounting a demo or sketch that I’ve done on unmounted canvas that become a painting.  I do an enormous amount of traveling and these products have really afforded me freedom and the ability to travel much lighter. I highly recommend them!”


Stephanie loves to paint from life. She is enchanted by the way light falls on her subject and travels through it. Her goal is to share the softness and mystery that it brings to her paintings. After spending many years as a plein air painter, the heat in Tucson, Arizona chased her inside and she began painting what she describes as “ a natural still life, “ everything from nature or natural materials.


She graduated from The City and Guilds of London Art School, London, England.


In 2004, she was invited to paint with the Putney Painters, founded by Richard Schmid and Nancy Guzik. This ultimately inspired her move to New England, not far from Vermont. She currently lives in a converted barn with a huge north light window.


“There has never really been anything I wanted to do other than paint. I never travel without my supplies. There is so much beauty around us and I don’t want to miss an opportunity to capture a beautiful moment, be it a desert, a glorious flower garden or simply light with its unique ability to transform whatever I am looking at. Painting is about seeing, each in our own individual way. “


Stephanie is a Pastel Society of America Master and is Master Circle with International Association of Pastel Societies. She is also a signature member of OPA. She’s been featured in many publications and has four DVDs available.


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Shaded Hydrangeas by Stephanie Birdsall

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Dylan Gillespie

Dylan Gillespie

“The portability and quality of Multimedia Artboard is simply incomparable; nothing comes close. Without them, hiking the Pacific Crest Trail as a painting expedition would have been near impossible. 

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