Internationally collected Artist Staci Brown grew up in the Hudson River Valley of New York and now lives in the magical Sonoran Desert of Arizona in the Southwest USA. Staci is an emerging, self-taught artist whose style combines a gentle flirtation between abstraction and suggestive realism. Her paintings are held in private collections in England, Wales, Scotland, Holland, India, Canada and across the United States. Many people are drawn to her Abstract paintings because of the spirits that come through in her work, some as photo-realistic portraits; while others are drawn to her imaginative impressions and vibrant color mixes.
Staci used to see and hear ghosts all the time but decided to tune them out till she and others noticed they were appearing in her paintings. Since then she has welcomed them to come through in her artwork. So, don’t be surprised when staring at one of her paintings if you see human faces or animals staring back at you! This just happens on its own…, as she does not intentionally paint these human faces or animals… In her painting Purple Haze a message came thru, a word this time! Clearly visible is the word LOVE under one of the spirit faces!
Staci enjoys using Acrylics on canvas and panels, working with both brushes and knives; often she will incoporate texture, sometimes embedding semi-precious gems into her paintings. She also likes working with Oil Pastels and Water Colors on paper. Staci has been asked what inspires her when she creates a new painting. “Most of my paintings start in my dreams while I’m sleeping and when I wake up I paint from the memory of my dreams. Other times I just allow the paints to lead me. I listen to their calling and become one with the paints, brushes, and canvas!”
Staci is also a musician and a weaver of twisted tales of fiction.
Currently Staci is donating 30% of all sales on her original paintings and prints to the American Red Cross in support of victim relief due to tornadoes that affect Americans through the end of the 2012 tornado season.
On March 12, 2012 London based art news, Art Smacked reviewed Staci’s artwork! http://artsmacked.com/2012/03/12/tornado-relief/