About the Artist

Steph Moraca’s passion for translating the beauty of natural landscapes onto canvas began at a young age.  She became enamored with the great outdoors through her childhood travels, where she visited many national parks and golf courses with her family.

Ms. Moraca attended professional studio drawing classes at age 10 and began to paint by age 12.  Ms. Moraca received a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012.  Today, she is still painting what originally sparked her passion: golf and nature landscapes.  She is a nationally recognized award winning artist.

Ms. Moraca creates original oil paintings for private art collectors throughout the United States.  You can find her work online, at trade shows, and in golf shops.  Her landscape paintings have been recognized in national fine art exhibitions and the talk of podcasts and magazines.  She is involved with organizations including the Golf Heritage Society, Oil Painters of America, the Pittsburgh Society of Artists, and more.

“I have developed a unique painting style somewhere between realism and photo-realism,” she explains, “I dedicate many hours to work on fine detail in these paintings.”  Her clients boast that her paintings are realistic, yet artistic to the point where a piece can be recognized as a painting when taking a look at an original work up close.

Ms. Moraca completes original paintings in her studio and participates in live painting demonstrations at corporate events and weddings throughout the United States. She accepts custom commission requests for paintings including pet portraits, family portraits, hole-in-one paintings, vacation landscape paintings, and imaginary landscapes.  In addition to selling her own artwork, she teaches free weekly painting lessons on her YouTube Channel “The Painting Stoof” to help others learn how to paint.

Recent Exhibitions

Exhibition

Location

Year

West Hills Art League Annual Exhibition - 2nd Place Award
Virtual
2021
Westmoreland Nationals Juried Exhibition - BEST IN SHOW
Virtual
2021
BoldBrush Virtual Exhibition
Virtual
2021
Westmoreland Nationals Juried Exhibition
Virtual
2020
Sugarplum Art Exhibit
Upper St Clair, PA
2020
Pittsburgh Society of Artists Member Exhibition
Coraopolis, PA
2020
Galleria Spring Exhibition
Mt Lebanon, PA
2020
University of Pittsburgh Student Exhibition
Pittsburgh, PA
2011
University of Pittsburgh Solo Exhibition
Pittsburgh, PA
2012
University of Pittsburgh Spring Exhibition
Pittsburgh, PA
2012
University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg Annual Art Exhibition
Greensburg, PA
2018
Boldbrush Virtual Exhibition
Virtual
2019
WHAL Annual Exhibition
Moon Township, PA
2019
NHAC Regional Juried Exhibition
Pittsburgh, PA
2019
Westmoreland Nationals Juried Exhibition
Latrobe, PA
2019
Pittsburgh Society of Artists "Artist's Choice" Exhibition
Pittsburgh, PA
2019
NHAC Annual Juried Exhibition
Pittsburgh, PA
2019
Schoolhouse Exhibition
Bethel Park, PA
2019
University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg Annual Show
Greensburg, PA
2019
Whispers and Roars Exhibition
Pittsburgh, PA
2019
PAACC Quarterly Exhibition
Moon, PA
2019
Sugarplum Art Exhibit
Upper St Clair, PA
2019