Stacy was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan to a couple of goodie two-shoed hippies. Gifted with the ideal childhood anyone would want. Her family moved to Phoenix, AZ in 1981, where Stacy currently resides with her husband Craig.
She went to the University of Arizona in Tucson and studied Fine Arts with an emphasis in figure drawing. Most of her paintings were figurative, people and animals, and a few abstracts. Colors were bold but on the darker side and always misplaced or unrealistic…she always worked on the large scale. After graduating with a BFA in 1994, she moved back to Phoenix, and took a job as a receptionist for what was supposed to be a couple of weeks at a consulting firm, she was in the business for 20 years in a variety of roles. Over some of the years she painted more walls then pictures but did continue with her play. She painted in acrylic and dabbled with mixed media. Color usage was sporadic, sometimes just playing with paint to experiment with its capabilities. She was not concerned with the outcome, just the process, and she played. She started to work on a small scale, it was different, but she had begun to run out of room.
Life continued. She started to use oil paints and to paint with purpose to add curiosity, the unexpected, adding character and color to a room. She has two very distinct styles, abstract and painterly or representational. Her genres are landscapes, figurative, floral, still lifes, and the abstract. She begins with a concept, emotion, memory or object, place or person. Once she had a song as her muse, letting the music guide the motion to bring the vision in head to life. The subject or concept is typically simple or even mundane, and she attempts to give it interest. She is not trying to preach politics, religion, or worldly affairs, just wants to add a smile and curiosity to a space. Sometimes she sketches, and or uses a photo or a combination of photos to assist with shapes and lines for composition. Sometimes she will set up a still life and paint from it. Sometimes she paints freely and intuitively, with heavy mark making, brushing paint on sporadically to see what it tells her to do next. Sometimes she combines her styles in one piece. Sometimes she still tries something new, just to try it. Sometimes others like the outcome too.
Stacy is actively painting and selling her original pieces and limited edition prints online and at art festivals and gallery showings.