A little about Stacy...
Northwest Arkansas native, Stacy Spangler lives in Goshen, Arkansas, with her husband and three daughters. Stacy considers herself a self taught artist, and is known for her use of bright color, multiple layers, heavy texture and collage elements in her art. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, and worked many years in corporate marketing. After the birth of her first child, she left the workplace to be a full time-stay at home mom
Stacy grew up with a love for creating, but discovered her passion for painting when she starting teaching art to children from her home in 2007. She currently teaches online workshops, and has pursued painting full time since 2015. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, being outdoors, reading and spending time cooking and entertaining her family and friends. Stacy is also an avid art journaling artist, and contributor to Art Journal Kickstarter-Pages and Prompts to Energize your Art Journals, published by North Light Books.
As a self taught artist, I love the experimentation process and feel my style is constantly evolving. While I use mainly acrylics, you will always catch glimpses of a variety of other elements in my artwork. I enjoy the use of bright color, contrasting values, heavy texture and collage. I use my hands, brushes and a palette knife to build up multiple layers of paint, papers and acrylic medium, resulting in a heavy distressed texture.
I naturally bring a simplistic, light-hearted and whimsical spin on everyday objects, whether flowers, animals or bicycles. I'm always inspired by God's word, something beautiful I've seen in nature, or eye catching color combinations coming from God's amazing color palette. My playful style has been greatly influenced by over a decade of teaching art to children. “I’ve learned so much from watching children create-they have no fear in the creative process and have so much fun!”