Rocks are alive. They grow, they move, they breathe.
Stacey Roberts’ soft pastel paintings of rock formations are alive with color and movement. She has been an artist her whole life, but began painting seriously in pastel a little under a year ago.
Originally from Michigan, Stacey moved to California for art school in 1991 where she studied Fine Art, with a concentration in Illustration, at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. Her art education provided her with a strong foundation in drawing, painting, and color theory. She was a freelance illustrator until 1999, when she moved to Monterey where she worked as a stained glass artist.
In 2001, Stacey re-located to the beautiful state of Colorado where she studied art education at the University of Denver. While earning her Masters degree, she began creating custom pet portraits in oil, playing with color and movement to give life to her paintings. In the summer of 2016, she visited Paint Mines Interpretive Park in Calhan, CO. The surreal shapes and colors of the rock formations were so incredibly inspiring to her that she couldn’t wait to paint them. For the two and a half years, she has enjoyed bringing life to the rocks that she feels compelled to paint.
Stacey currently lives and paints at her home studio located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Her favorite place to paint is outdoors, but due to the nature of her medium, and the winds that the foothills can create, the majority of her paintings are created in her studio which she shares with her three-legged pet turtle, Tripod.