Awesomely Beautiful


Animals with Love


Originally from Southern Idaho, Stephanie moved to New York City in 1980.

They moved to Connecticut and has two wonderful daughters, Samantha and Jessica.

She holds a BFA from Utah State University

She continues her education as an understudy:

 •   Elizabeth Noble-Tlnch, renowned portrait artist

•    Understudy Michael Morris, Yale University Bachelors and Masters Fine Art,

     Founder Massurrealism

•    Understudy Dominique Gillain-Regney, Daughter of renowned Belgium cartoonist JIJE

     (Joseph Gillain), Academie Julian and Ecole du Louvre in Paris

•    Understudy Michael Seri, Award winning Sculptor, Furniture Designer,

     Jewelry Designer, Curator

Significant Achievements

•    Various awards for commercial illustrations and personal art, from 1970 to the present

•    Mae Berlind Bach Award 1983, Self Portrait

•    Two Person show. Stone Studio, Stamford CT

•    American Portrait Society. Annual show

•    Craft Show. Pop Up Gallery, Bethel CT

Work Experience:

Freelance Artist, 1980 - Present

Gerber Studio, Commercial Illustration, New York City

Stephanie Gerber Portraits, New York City and Bethel CT

Stephi Kix Art, Unique Jewelry and constructions, New York City and Bethel CT

Partial Client List

•    HBO

•    Dove soap

•    Family Weekly

•    Money Magazine

•    Universal Pictures

Dell, Simon & Schuster, Avon, Ballantine, Penguin

•    Colleen McCollough

•    Ed McBain

•    Tom Robbins

•    Danielle Steele - 28 books


Stephanie has it all. She can be both wonderfully creative and offbeat and also high skilled in a traditional sense when called for. She's the real deal"

--Noreen Mola, creator of fine animal portraiture for 25 years.

To be in the presence of Stephanie is an experience like none other. She vibrates with an artistic energy the is palpable. She sees and feels art at all times. She is a natural at making unusual, one of a kind pieces of jewelry and wall sculptures. She has proven her excellent drawing skills in numerous illustrations, oils and pastel portraits. Very conscientious and responsible, she is one to be trusted to pursue the goal she engages in. To say the least, one can barely resist the charm of her delightful personality.

--Dominique Gillain-Regney, native of Belgium, grew up in France, the daughter of renowned cartoonist JIJE, studied at the Academie Julian and Ecole du Louvre in Paris, an artist excelling in many subjects and mediums, and has had her own comic strip.


Your favorite photographs, and those that illustrate the inner character, and unique physical characteristics can be helpful. I will take my own photographs fornecessary "information", such as movement peculiar to the individual as well as any details of clothing and desired background. An hour at your convenience is usually sufficient.
After you've had a chance to view my reference photos and sketches, we will discuss medium, size, background, and price. Additional photos or especially subject sittings can be greatly beneficial.
Your painting will be delivered or shipped to you upon completion.

Price Range*
As of December 1st, 2010; prices subject to change
Oil on Belgian Linen or Archival Vellum
Head only      Half figure            Full figure
 $2000                $3000                 $4000

Pastel or Colored Pencil paintings
Black & white graphite

 $1000                $1700               $2700  

Pet Portraits
 Oil on Belgian Linen  or Archival Vellum 
 Head only         Half figure            Full figure
  $700                  $900                   $1100

Pastel or Colored Pencil paintings
Black & white graphite
$500                  $650                   $800

Oil on Belgian Linen or Archival Vellum
Head only         Half figure            Full figure
$900                  $1000                 $1500
Pastel or Colored Pencil paintings      
Black & white graphite    
 $600                  $750                   $900

*Matters specific to your situation determines the final price.
Add 70% for an additional person; 30% for an additional pet
For pet and equestrian portraits, add 30% for a second animal.
Travel and lodging are additional, as are any shipping fees.
High quality reproductions can be provided. Prices available upon request.
Payment schedule: One third deposit is requested at time of sketch approval.
Balance is due upon delivery.
Special rates to extensive changes made after initial sketch is approved.