Stacey Wells is blurring the lines between fantasy and reality. WELLS.
My dad was killed in a plane crash when someone put a bomb on the commercial airplane, he was piloting. As a child, I knew that life can be short. I wanted to live each day to the fullest, having as much fun as possible. My mom gave me the gift of rose-colored glasses and the freedom to be myself. I ran with it.
I love being me. I’m not referring to my physical being, but my mind. I can get lost in my imagination, I feel happy alone in my thoughts, like a secret garden that is filled with adventure, incredible beauty, vibrant colors, great music, and the feeling of happiness. I feel like the luckiest person in the universe. I am a mixologist of music, wine, humor, and pop culture, blending them to create art that starts conversation, and brings people back to a moment in time that makes them smile. My art is a mind trip for the viewer, a moment that they can escape to enjoy a memory, a special moment that makes them smile.
People say I have an innate talent for capturing the essence of my subjects. I believe that I am connected with people; I see and feel things that others don’t. It’s a gift that gives me an insight into people’s souls, which helps me tell their story with my art. My art can be found at galleries across the US and on art collectors’ walls worldwide, including a few celebrities. I’ve worked hard, I’ve created my every opportunity, and now opportunity finds me. It was such a thrill to get a call from the Hard Rock Hotel International saying, “We love your art,” and they commissioned me to create artworks for their hotel!
I followed my dreams fiercely and never gave up. When I was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer, I never told a soul. Instead, I spent all my time in my studio, and during chemo, I created art to help others which raised over $50,000 to help kids. I am a survivor as an artist, an entrepreneur, and in life. I am a survivor.
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