Meet Artist Stacy Campbell, One of The Twelve

Howl Acrylic on Canvas $375

Artist Statement

Black acrylic on canvas.  Sounds simple, however my paintings have an instant impact on the viewer mainly because the subject matter is often familiar.   I create large scale paintings of people, many of whom are iconic.  Pop art meets fun energy – I want the viewer to have instant joy, a comforting feeling, as well as complexity of thought toward the subject matter.  The viewer sees something alive in the familiar faces and feels a fondness toward them, perhaps evoking memories of concerts, movies, or people they love.  It is especially important to me to honor my subject matter, whether it is a commission of a famous person, a grandmother, a child, or a beloved pet. I strive to find the depth of spirit, heart and soul in every painting.   

I grew up immersed in art.  Most days I awoke to the unmistakable aroma of fresh canvases, oil and acrylic paints, and coffee.  My mother, who was an incredibly talented abstract artist painted constantly.  She passed away in 1999 when I was thirty-three. Last year, I happened upon some of her paint and found life in a couple of the tubes.   I put a tiny bit of her paint in every single painting I produce.  This helps me feel connected to her, and I love sending a part of her out into the world.  Look for a hidden heart tucked into every painting.  Finally, when I paint, I listen to music that reflects my subject matter, either what music they created, loved, or what I think they may listen to.    

I am a teacher, a poet, an artist and a very average guitar player.  I am most happy when I am creating. Painting is like a rescue dog… it found me; therefore, I must lovingly nurture it because it is part of me.  I am especially thankful for David Tripp and his belief in my work.  He has guided me, taught me, and he and Sandi literally helped me set up for my very first art show.  I am honored to be a member of The Twelve at The Gallery at Redlands.  This is a dream come true, and I know my mother would be proud. 

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Stacy will be joining The Twelve when the Galley at Redlands holds its Meet the Artist reception Saturday night, March 20 from 7-9:00. We would love to see you there.

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3 Responses to “Meet Artist Stacy Campbell, One of The Twelve”

  1. lorrainemcfarland Says:

    Stacy, I love, love, love your work! Can’t wait to meet you. Bring your guitar! I’ll sing if you play!

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  2. doubledacres Says:

    March 20 can’t come soon enough. Your statement really touched me. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Dian DArr Says:

    Stacy, What a lovely tribute to your mother! I can’t wait to visit your work in the gallery. You are in good hands!

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