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Stephanie was classically trained at Boston University’s School of Fine Arts and the Art Student’s League of NY. She has studied at the Rhode island School of Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is a member of the prestigious Salmagundi Club of NY, the Edward Hopper House (Nyack NY), Martha’s Vineyard Art Association, Wayne county Art Alliance (PA), Old Church Cultural Center (NJ), and The Rockland Center for the Arts (NY)
Stephanie’s work has been displayed in various galleries in PA, NJ and in NY, including the George Billis Gallery in Chelsea.
Besides co- directing Camp Towanda, Stephanie has the opportunity to teach and inspire many of the campers in all the arts.
When Stephanie Reiter is not running Camp Towanda, a resident summer camp in Honesdale PA with her husband and two sons, she can be seen painting en plein air all over Chappaquiddick Island and the various wonderful vista’s offered on Martha’s Vineyard, Pennsylvania and her winter home in Bergen County NJ. Stephanie’s approach and style is distinctly represented dependent upon the series she is working on. From water color, oil with brush to palette knife, she loves to honor and capture the beauty and wonder of nature.
Painting for Stephanie is about capturing the light and beauty of the day. Usually a landscape will hit her and say, “PAINT ME”. That is when she knows she must capture it. Her reactions and interpretations combined with the right pigments and line express the natural beauty she is experiencing.
What Cezanne called "petite sensations”, the little feeling you get from being alive in the world, hopefully translate on to the canvas and take their place as such and present the viewer with some of the same emotions. Stephanie likes to show how beautiful and magical the world is right before our eyes, if only we take the time to look. Often, she feels as though she goes to heaven and comes back with a postcard.
Stephanie also sculpts in wood and clay. Her recent wooden branch sculptures capture animal movement in natural settings providing the viewer with a leap of imagination when realizing that at first glance, it is not actually a real animal....but art in nature. Form and color in her clay work transcend and mystify... where one color and shape leads into the next satisfying a 3D aesthetic.