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Stephanie Sondock was born with a love of nature and fishing. Over the years her art has veered from the traditional, placing more importance on using a unique style and palette. Using watercolor paints and pastels on rag paper, she artfully captures all the subtle features fish possess; their patterns, dimension and texture.Stephanie explains, “When fishing, catching is secondary, I’m searching for a vision that will inspire me. The inspiration comes from being outdoors, on a river or ocean, and observing. If I’m lucky enough to catch a fish... I hold it up, tilting the fish back and forth in the sunlight, revealing all the colors and patterns. After releasing the fish back into the water, the only thing left to do is to bring that fish to to life through paint.”Stephanie lives in Port Charlotte, Florida. If not painting in her home studio she can be found fishing one of the many local hot spots or playing with her dogs.