Born and raised in Germany, Stahl moved to Dublin, Ireland where she llived and studied for 12 years. In 2001 she moved to the Central Coast of California. Her work is collected internationally and has been exhibited extensively.
"Rather than re-creating a landscape on a canvas, I aim to express its essence. [...] Obviously, no single work can hope to distill the complex spirit of a landscape, much less the infinitely sophisticated ecology that sustains it. So, in order to capture this richness, I work on many paintings concurrently. "