Stephenee Bennett Borelli

The Artist’s Philosophy

Merging her study of literature and her skills as a historical costumer, the artist attempts to reconcile reality and artifice, history and nostalgia through a variety of mediums.

Portfolio of work
Oil, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 in., 2018
The boy sounds his barbaric yawp
The Birth of Venus the Mother
Oil on canvas, 48 x 36 in., 2018
Modernizing Bouguereau’s masterpiece
Costume Drama, II
Paper, interfacing, 54 x 18 x 18 in., 2019
From the pages of Pride and Prejudice 
Acrylic, canvas, wood, steel, 24 x 18 in., 2019
Fire: sublime, terrible, beautiful
Self Portrait
Watercolor on paper, 14 x 11 in., 2017
What I see when I see me 
Brice Creek
Watercolor on paper, 30 x 22 in., 2017
Water. Color. 
The Kid and his Keeper
Charcoal on paper, 20 x 16 in., 2014
An old child’s toy rests in skeletal arms
Graphite on paper, 14 x 11 in., 2014
A self-portrait in a new decade
Nostalgia, or the Sewing Guilt
Oil, acrylic medium, paper on canvas, 40 x 30 in., 2017
The costumer’s paradox
About the artist
Stephenee studied painting at UC Davis under Wayne Thiebaud, David Hollowell, and Mike Henderson; at Sacramento City College under Chris Daubert, Gioia Fonda, and Eric Wood. 

She has master’s degrees in English and library science, and is skilled as an amateur historic costumer.  
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