In early 2008 Stacey Wells - The Artist Wells planned a vacation with some friends she’d not seen in quite some time. They decided California’s Napa Valley would be the destination for their “rock star reunion”, and off they went! While Stacey had been painting for years, this vacation was going to take her career in a whole new direction – a seriously fun and exciting direction for this creative artiste!
Having the time of their lives on their “rock star reunion”, Stacey and her friends attended several wineries and restaurants in Napa Valley. One evening they settled in at Cosentino Winery, where they had an absolute blast chatting with the owners and enjoying the fine wines. The group had purchased a bottle of Consentino Reserve, which they enjoyed the following morning, in true rock star fashion! While enjoying this breakfast vino, Stacey took a photograph of the bottle with her sunglasses. Upon her return home, Stacey was inspired to paint ‘The Rock Star‘, from the photo she had taken at breakfast in Napa. Cosentino Winery absolutely loved it, and has been displaying Stacey’s work ever since!!
Stacey’s portfolio has since included “Rock Star Reflections“, unique paintings of wine bottles with reflections of famous rock stars. You can view the gallery here, which includes Larry Bird, John Lennon, Tommy Lee and Elvis. Such a unique idea, which has attracted the attention of celebrities, wineries and folks from all over the world.
Stacey Wells spent her youth traveling, taking in the sights of the world and growing her appreciation for light, reflection, colour. In high school she attended North Vancouver’s Carson Graham Secondary, which had a tremendous art program. She excelled in sculpture and even won a scholarship for her work! Stacey says she has always enjoyed drawing and painting faces. In her late teens, Stacey drew her first face – Rod Stewart. Years later, Stacey would meet Rod when he pulled her on stage in concert… on two different occasions! What fun!
We think this is a special something for that person who has everything. You’d score major brownie points presenting one of these as a milestone birthday gift or anniversary present! How about having a unique wedding wine bottle label created, a painting of your children, your favourite band or hockey player (she paints a great Linden or Luongo!)? All would be magical keepsakes, and from a local Fraser Valley artist – love it!
If you are a Langley resident, you can view Stacey’s paintings at Esquires in Murrayville, or contact her to arrange a meeting at her studio where you can check out a much larger collection. There are great things ahead for Stacey Wells, including a large art show in Las Vegas!!
Stacey, we love your magnificent creations. Thank you for inviting us over to check out your gorgeous artwork!