Artist Stacey Wells, grew up in the beauty of North Vancouver. When Stacey was the tender age of two, her father, Warner Wells was tragically killed in a plane crash, when someone put a bomb on the plane he was piloting. Because of this Wells spent countless hours at her grandparents on the water front in West Vancouver. While spending many enjoyable days skipping rocks on the ocean with her grandfather, Wells fell in love with reflections.
Years later Stacey traveled with her mom and sisters to Australia where they lived out their fathers dream to take his family there. With stays in Fiji and Hawaii along the way, Stacey cataloged the colors and sights in her minds eye to eventually unleash in her, large vibrant acrylic paintings and unique underwater portraits. Stacey Attended Carson Graham Secondary which had an incredible art program. Wells flourished with great mentors, Wing Chow and Martin Place, who taught commercial design, lithography and sculpture. Stacey excelled in sculpture and won a scholarship award for her work. In her early work she was inspired by Andrew Wyeth and credits her technical drawing skills to hours of studying his work. As the years progressed Stacey found new inspiration in artists such as Warhol, Gauguin, Van Gogh and Dali, Stacey’s style loosened up and with each passionate brush stroke she created her own unique style.
Decades later, Wells travelled to Napa Valley on a reunion with her girlfriends, after visiting Cosentino Winery, Wells was inspired by their Rock Star worthy wine and created a series of art she calls RockStar Reflections. She wanted to reflect the great times they had with music and wine, ultimately capturing "Time in a Bottle" to enjoy forever. Each art work will bring the viewer back to their special moment. The collectable bottle series is the perfect canvas art to hang in your space and start a conversation.Wells RockStar Reflection series became immensely popular and inspired several series of bottle paintings.
You can find Wells art at the most prestigious celebrity art galleries in the country and on the walls of art collectors worldwide.
Wells latest series will reflect famous landmarks and works of art by the master artists such as Warhol and Michelangelo. If you love to travel and want to capture a memory, a city scape reflection is the perfect art to bring you back to that moment in Hawaii …or Paris. Special orders are available, possibilities are endless.
The Message in a Bottle series has become so popular Wells has been invited to many celebrity events, including a private event with Gene Simmons, where Wells was invited to hang her art on either side of the KISS axe guitar.
Recently Steven Tyler came across Wells’ painting of him at a gallery in Hawaii, even hamming it up for a photo with Wells art. He loved it so much that he took it home from the gallery and it is now hanging in his bedroom .
Wells, inspired by music, stage lighting and cool rocker looks, has a love for painting Rock Stars. Greatly intrigued by the Sunset Strip and its history, Wells has become a familiar face on the Strip, recently creating a collection of art she calls Reflections of the Strip, reflecting back on some of the great musicians that have made it big starting on the Sunset Strip, also featuring new talented bands that are paving their way today, playing famous venues such at the Roxy, the Whiskey and the Viper Room.