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STEPHANIE ANN DENNY
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ABOUT STEPHANIE ANN DENNY:
I love paint and color -- I always have, from as early as I can remember. When I was very little, I loved all things red. I had red cowgirl boots, and I so badly wanted the pair of red shoes worn by a mouse in my story book. I loved crayons, but when I got to kindergarten and tried finger paints, I was hooked! I remember the smell and feel of those first finger paints -- I couldn't wait to get my hands in them.
I grew up in Burbank, California, but I've lived in lived in Mesa, Arizona for the past 22 years. My given name is Stephanie, but I was was nicknamed "Stevie" by my dad the day I was born.
The pursuit of art was not encouraged during my school years, so I was well into adulthood when I began to paint; but I used to go to the library and get books on horses to practice drawing them. When I was 13, I saved my baby-sitting money to buy the Jon Gnagy Drawing Kit I saw on TV. My journey with painting began in decorative art and watercolor; and for the past 20 years I've painted in oil.
STEPHANIE ANN DENNY’S WORK:
Retired from a banking career four years ago,I now paint almost every day; and during the past year, plein air painting has become a priority. Living just five minutes from the Salt River wilderness area and the Tonto National Forest, I have a wide variety of stunning scenery at my fingertips (pun intended).
My art education has been self-directed, and I've been fortunate to study at the renowned Scottsdale Artist's School under several professional artists: Joni Falk, Dick Heichberger, Hedi Moran, Linda Glover Gooch and Robert Lemler.
Juried memberships: Oil Painters of America, Arizona Plein Air Painters, Daily Painters of Arizona, Sedona Arts Center, California Art Club and California Art League.
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