Local Artist Draws National Attention to her Golf Course Landscape Paintings


Pittsburgh, PA

Fine artist Steph Moraca of Bridgeville, PA is receiving attention for her golf course landscape paintings.  Not only has she been juried into national exhibitions and awarded for her work in the fine arts industry at the age of 29, but private collectors and country clubs in the golf community have shown heavy interest in her work.  “Without even stepping foot on the Augusta National course herself, she created a painting of the 12th hole that made me feel as if I was standing there myself,” states one of her clients, Chris Papciak.

Her realism oil painting of the 15th hole at Cypress Point in Pebble Beach, California was juried into the Westmoreland Nationals Exhibition and will be on display at the Arts and Heritage Festival in July 2019, along with artwork from professional artists all over the country.  Her painting of the Hokuala Ocean Course in Kauai, Hawaii was recently awarded an Honorable Mention at the North Hills Art Center Regional Exhibition in Pittsburgh, PA.

Why does she paint golf course landscapes, you might ask?  Ms. Moraca is a golfer herself, and always enjoyed being outdoors. “I love painting landscapes- green is my favorite color to paint.  Golf courses are pristinely-manicured landscapes, and I enjoy the connection my clients feel to the courses I paint. Many clients commission paintings of their favorite course, and it brings them great joy to have an original painting of such a memorable place in their home or office!”

Ms. Moraca paints more than just the famous tournament golf courses where the pros play.  She has painted local Pittsburgh golf courses including Oakmont Country Club, Allegheny Country Club, St. Clair Country Club, Hidden Valley Golf Course, and most recently, Donegal Highlands Golf Course, where she set up a plein air painting station out of bounds on the fourth hole and painted on canvas while standing right on the course!

Ms. Moraca intends to grow her fine art business and continue to create golf course landscape paintings for private and public clients. She’s planning to sell art prints and original paintings at golf trade show events across the country and is on track to become an internationally-recognized golf course landscape painter.

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