STEPHANIE BIRDSALL received her training at the City and Guilds of London Art School in England. After her formal schooling, Stephanie studied with artists: Richard Schmid, David Leffel, Albert Handel, and Ramon Kelly.
Her work has garnered recognition and awards in national and international juried exhibitions. She has exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London, England, in Bargemon, France and at the National Arts Club in New York. Among the awards she has received are Best in Show at the Bridgeport Museum of Arts and Science, the Grumbacher Gold Medallion Award, the Degas Pastel Society Exceptional Merit Award, the Connecticut Pastel Society Herman Margulies Award and the Catherine Lorillard Wolf Arts Club John Manship Award. In 2004 her work was selected by the National Academy of the Arts for inclusion in the Arts for the Parks National Exhibition. Her work is represented in several Permanent Museum collections including the Florida Museum of Art and Culture which held a one women show of her work in 2005.
Stephanie is listed in Who’s Who in American Art. Magazine. Articles on her and her work have been published in The Artist’s Magazine, International Artist Magazine and The Pastel Journal. PBS aired a special on her in June of 2005 as part of their "Expressions of the Arts" television series. Also in 2005, the French Publication, L’Art du Pastel, recognized her as one of the leading international pastel artists.
Stephanie holds Signature Membership in the Pastel Society of America, the Pastel Society of Connecticut, the Pastel Society of New Mexico, Catherine Lorillard Wolf Arts Club and the Plein Air Society of Florida. She is a member of the Degas Pastel Society, the National Association of Women Artists, Women Artists of the West, Oil Painters of America, and the Tucson Plein Air Painters Society. In 2007, she became a member of The Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters.`