Ilene Gienger-Stanfield – Growing up in a rural area of southern Oregon, Ilene comes from a community of self-sufficient residents—a town where strong family values and hard work has shaped both her personality and her paintings. She was introduced to art at an early age and by the time she had reached her early 20s, she decided to pursue a career in art, enrolled in and graduated from Southern Oregon University, and in the 1990′s began instruction with her mentor, Harley Brown.
For twenty years, Ilene has produced collectable works that now hang in homes, businesses and galleries across the country. She has been recognized as a highly accomplished artist and has been featured in magazine articles such as the Pastel Journal, American Artist, Southwest Art, and International Artist. She is a signature member of the American Impressionist Society, Women Artist’s of the West, the Northwest Pastel Society, and the Pastel Society of America. Her honors include an award of merit from American Women Artists, second from the American Impressionist Society, an award of merit from Pastel Society of America, a second in the Northwest Pastel Society’s International, and was an active juror for the portrait/figurative category of the 2009 Pastel Journal 100 Competition.
Ilene has expanded her representation to include works in oil. These works share the same freshness and confidence as her pastels, portraying the mood and personality of ordinary and extraordinary people—figures whose inner essence comes through in a quiet and endearing manner.
Ilene continues to share her skill and love for painting through national workshops and private instruction, both locally and nationally. She conducts weekly open modeling sessions at her home studio where local artists gather and paint from live models.
She is currently represented by Cole Gallery in Edmonds, Washington and the Roby King Galleries in Bainbridge Island, Washington.
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