Stefanie Bales is a Contemporary Fine Art Painter, Muralist, and boutique Gallery owner based in San Diego, CA.
She earned a B.F.A in Studio Arts and an M.S. in Educational Counseling with a focus on Art Therapy applications with neuro-diverse populations. Stefanie taught at a local design college for over 10 years prior to opening her gallery + storefront, Stefanie Bales Fine Art, which was recently awarded "Best Art Gallery" by both Modern Luxury Magazine and the SD Reader.
Stefanie's work is primarily inspired by the interaction of light and landscape and is marked by its warm color palette, whimsical subject matter, and strong feminine point of view.
Currently, Stefanie is working as an artist full-time and is active in the local creative community- facilitating entrepreneurial networks and co-leading the San Diego chapter of the Yellow Collective, a membership platform for women-owned businesses that have a "do good" aspect to their business. An important tenet of Stefanie's brand identity is the support of women in the arts, in history, and within their communities. Activating this narrative is something Stefanie is passionate about in her career and her personal life.
Stefanie’s client list includes the Balboa Park Conservancy, The City of San Diego, The San Diego Museum of Art, Ansun BioPharma, The Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, One Paseo, Flower Hill Promenade, The Carlsbad Forum, and Park 12 Collection. Her work has been published extensively and is in both public and private collections across the country and internationally.