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.
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.
You can find Wells art at galleries across the US, on art collectors walls, worldwide. Including a few celebrities and the Hard Rock Hotel who commissioned Wells to create art for one of their newest hotels.