Stacey is employed as a corporate graphic designer at an Ann Arbor based corporation, producing nationally circulated marketing materials. Since graduating college, she has also done artwork, photography, and design on her own during the evenings and weekends. To view Stacey's corporate resume, visit her LinkedIn profile.
She has been an avid horse rider since she was a very young child. For years, Stacey enjoyed competing in speed events such as barrel racing and pole bending. After her Appaloosa mare could no longer compete, she focused on spending time with her family and friends trail riding. Portraits of her Quarter Horse grulla mare can be found on the "Animals" photography page.
In addition to her art and horse passions, Stacey has also discovered the addictive puzzle solving of genealogy research. For years she has researched her family heritage. Having spent hundreds of hours researching and digitally preserving heirloom photographs, she is still actively searching for distant family connections who may have historic family portraits. Digitally restored historic photographs can be found on the "Photo Restoration" page.
Growing up on a farm was Stacey's inspiration for drawing animals. Her great love for horses showed through in her work as a young child. It was hard to get her to draw anything other than horses. There was always encouragement early on from her family, friends and teachers to continue to develop her drawing skills. After high school she attended Albion College and earned her Visual Arts degree.
Stacey was given a wonderful opportunity to go on safari in South Africa. Throughout the two week trip she took hundreds of photographs. Many new wildlife art works will be created from these photographs. Bushmen drawings have been created from the photographs she took while visiting the Sans Bushmen Village near the border of Namibia. These portraits depict the Bushmen in their daily lives, beliefs and practices.
Her works have been featured at Cabela’s retail store. Organizations including Safari Club International, Pheasants Forever, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Whitetails Unlimited, and National Wild Turkey Federation have featured her artwork during area events. Local businesses, horse shows and expos, art shows and galleries are among the other places her works have been shown.
Stacey has volunteered her time judging artwork for the Washtenaw County 4-H Youth Show and has served as the Fine Arts Superintendent for the Saline Community Fair for over 14 years.
Creating Her Artwork
Utilizing her photography, Stacey captures the moment she wants to render in a pencil drawing.