Stacey Wells grew up in the beauty of North Vancouver where she began her love for drawing. Tragically when Stacey was two, her father Warner Wells, was killed in a plane crash when a passenger put a bomb on board the commercial airplane he was piloting. Because of this Stacey spent countless wonderful hours at her grandparents who lived on the waterfront at 18th and Argyle in West Vancouver. Her Grandfather would teach her to skip rocks on the ocean, she loved to watch the ripples in the sunlight, this is where her fascination with water light and reflections began .
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 mind's 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.
A Decade later, while on a wine tour with girlfriends, Wells became inspired to create paintings of reflections in wine bottles after tasting wine so good it was Rock Star worthy. Wells' RockStar Reflection artworks, reflect good times had with music, wine, travel, pop culture and more. This series has fast become a popular, collectible artwork. Capturing time in a bottle to start a conversation in your space..
At the age of 12 Stacey fell in love with faces after drawing her first portrait of Rod Stewart off an album cover, since then he has pulled her up on stage twice and has signed several of her original artworks. Her love of music, stage lights and cool rocker looks took her to West Hollywood seeking inspiration from the famous, Sunset Strip, where legendary bands paved their way to fame and fortune. Wells has been invited to show her art at many celebrity events including Alice Cooper, Gene Simmons and other famous rock stars. Wells art captures the stories and history of music, to enjoy for all time.
Wells art can be found at many prestigious galleries all over the US, Canada and on the walls of art collectors worldwide, including Steven Tyler’s, who came across Wells' pop art of him at a gallery in Wailea Hawaii. It now hangs in his bedroom.