Angela Bentley Fife

Artist Statement & Bio


Born: Los Angeles, California, 1974

Lives: Kaysville, Utah

Education: BFA, University of Utah, emphasis in Drawing & Painting, 1996.

My Paintings: Oil paintings of still life, figures, cityscapes and once in a while a stray plein air landscape. Whatever my mood prescribes.

What I Do: Paint and draw, watch tv and movies, walk around to look, sit in the shade, play with my kids, read good books, grow vegetables, drive carpools, clean house, and paint whenever I can.

Dreams: Live in Europe, sell lots of paintings, keep life-long friends, have happy children, travel everywhere, eat locally.

Family: I have an unpredictable but supportive husband and 3 unique little girls that make my life very full.

Artist statement

“Art is the desire of a woman to express herself, to record the reactions of her personality to the world she lives in.” –Amy Lowell

My ultimate desire in my painting is to express my struggles, emotions, frustrations and joys through images. I use my own life as a study and a place to draw from.  Meeting or rejecting expectations of those around me, finding that perfect balance that alludes me, living a happy and fulfilling life. These are some of my emotional subjects. I paint the objects that surround me. My paintings are my thoughts, my insecurities and my day-to-day routines. Painting is personal to me.

I see paint as a tangible tool to record my reactions to the world. I am a woman, I am a mother, I am a painter. One does not exist without the other, they are intertwined, and they compliment each other.

“Painting is an attempt to come to terms with life. There are as many solutions as there are human beings.” –George Tooker


Exhibits & Awards:

 Honored Artists of Utah Show, merit award, Alpine Art, SLC Utah. 2013

300 Plates Invitational, Art Access, SLC, Utah. 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Springville Museum of Art, solo show, Springville, Utah. 2011

Artist Magazine Annual Art Competition, finalist. 12. 2008, 2009, 2010.

Southwest Art Magazine, artist to watch. 3.2009

Springville Salon 2008, merit award. Springville, Utah, 5.2008

Utah Women Artist Exhibition, honorable mention. SLC Utah, 1.2007

Springville Salon, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009,2012, 2013. Springville, Utah.

Art & Soup, juried exhibition, 2005, 2006.

Park City Arts Festival, Park City, Utah. 8.2005

Art in the Park, best 2-D. Clinton, Iowa. 2004

2 Rivers Art Exhibition, purchase award. Des Moines, Iowa. 2003

Valley Junction Art Festival, best in show. Des Moines, Iowa. 9.2003

Valley Junction Art Festival, best 2-D. Des Moines, Iowa. 5.2003

Iowa Exhibited 17, honorable mention. Des Moines, Iowa. 2002


Terzian Galleries, Park City, Utah. 2005 – current.

 Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, Texas. 2009 – current.

 Fibonacci Fine Arts, St. George, Utah. 2013 – current.