Born and raised in Concord, California. Currently living in beautiful, nature filled Foresthill, California, where inspiration is everywhere.

The short version of the long way around to finding Art.

Stephanie Meckler, who has worn quite a few different hats during her career, yet art and the joy of painting didn’t become a staple in her life until the last few years. From growing up in Concord, CA and leaving for the Navy at 18, she came home and earned a Sociology Degree at the California Maritime Academy and CSU Hayward. After graduating, Stephanie became an Interpretive Park Ranger for Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial and John Muir National Historic Site. Along the way she snagged her husband Steve, who provides constant support when he’s not being a big kid reading comic books, or playing RC cars and Hot Wheels.

Stephanie’s art journey was a surprise and a blessing! Literally, she started watching Bob Ross as an adult, after many wonderful memories watching as a child, and sparked an interest in painting with oil. She found it magical and that it helped with anxiety and brought a relaxation and focus to life, and was an unknown skill that she wanted to explore. Little that she knew, it would become an obsession with seeing imagery that she can turn into art with landscapes, cartoons and pets. Stephanie explores other mediums, as with sewing, Cricut projects and any DIY project she can find. Her true love is painting with oil and the challenge to bring images in her mind and make them come alive.

What I do

Oil paintings of whatever pops into my mind

Passionate about Civil and Equal rights.

Crafty stuff…Cricut projects,DIY and sewing

Keeping a husband, 3 cats and a dog well fed and happy

Here is a glimpse of my past

Lynnwood Crafts
(2019 – 2020)
A wonderful opportunity to provide art and crafts supplies in a small storefront for our small community to enjoy.

National Park Service
(2014 – 2017)
Researched, designed and presented tours to visitors at Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial and John Muir National Historic Site.

US Navy
(2001 – 2007)
Specialist providing information to Officers, Pilots and Sailors at NAS Fallon, VAQ-139, USS John C Stennis and reserve unit.