Stacy is an abstract painter most interested in deviating from structure and experimenting with mediums she has never used.
Raised in Louisville Kentucky. Stacy has been drawing and painting since she was a child. Trained as a fine artist working mostly in pencil, watercolor, charcoal and oils she earned a scholarship to the Art Institute of Chicago right out of high school. She chose instead to follow a more accepted "job" and minor in art at EKU while pursuing a degree in Psychology hoping to become an art therapist. When that didn't seem to fit she then tried her hand at graphic design...always looking for a way to fit herself into some mold that would allow her to paint and make money. This path veered when she fell into acting and eventually moved out to Venice California to pursue an acting career.
After many years in CA working in television and film Stacy felt the longing for her art. She took a few classes at OTIS and then serendipitously had the painter Salomen Huerta's art studio fall into her lap. From the moment she started painting again-thinking this was just for her- she had opportunities knock. After a few group shows Stacy's studio was featured in the VENICE ART WALK for 3 years. Her work is in the homes of many private clients here in LA and she has private commissioned paintings in restaurants in Scottsdale Arizona, Tampa Florida, Austin TX and San Diego CA.
For her, entering her studio is a time of letting go: of expectations, of structure, of rules, and of her own ideas about what's possible and what's not...in life and art.
Eastern Kentucky University, Art Minor, Psychology Major
University of Louisville-BFA
OTIS, Los Angeles CA–Drawing & Encaustics
Artist Portfolio Magazine-Issue 40 2019
Installation in West Elm DTLA June 1-June 30th
Exhibiting artist for The Gibson Gallery 2014 - 2015
Venice Artwalk-featured studio on the walk 2009 - 2011
Artwalk Downtown LA 2009
GLOW/Santa Monica 2008
The Yard/Santa Monica 2008