Part of Stephanie's "Passages" series, which explores the balance between architectural and natural elements. The squares and rectangles reference the cities around her in northern California. The area also has an abundance of nature, so there is an organic element in the work as well. Made with oil paint and cold wax, resulting in lovely texture and a matte finish. Framed in a contemporary maple floater frame, as shown in the photographs. Actual painting measures 12" x 12". The paintings in the "Passages" series work well in groupings of multiple pieces.

- Stephanie Thwaites

Passages 11

Oil painting on wood
Natural wood edges
Ready to hang

Signed on back

13" h x 13" w x 2.25" d
2 lbs. 12 oz.



Stephanie Thwaites
Novato, California

Getting to Know Stephanie

Stephanie Thwaites’ body of work explores the balance between nature and architecture in a modernist style. She developed a love of art growing up surrounded by artist tools and paints in her mother’s studio. At Yale, Stephanie intended to complete an engineering degree. However, in her senior year, she changed her major to art to follow her passion and completed post-graduate art studies in Switzerland. After a 20 year career in graphic design, she returned to art full time in 2009. Her time studying engineering and practicing graphic design have influenced her architectural compositions. Stephanie builds layers of oil paint and beeswax as a base for detailed carving and expressive mark-making. In her series, ‘Finding Silence’ the viewer can find elements of organic and formal structures, with the sensation of looking up through a ceiling and seeing the sky. Stephanie’s work has been featured in multiple group and solo shows including the San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, the Dutton-Goldfield Winery, and the Marin MOCA National Juried Exhibition. She works from a brightly lit studio in the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art and is inspired by the natural beauty of Marin County and the architectural grandeur of the city of San Francisco.