Stacy C Bottoms
I started painting at a young age while visiting an art museum for
painting lessons. While walking through the museum I hoped that my
paintings would someday be exhibited in a museum. During the summers, my grandparent's farm provided the inspiration for my landscapes and transportation art. After high
school I joined the Marines for tuition and I became a rifle range
coach. That's when I realized how much I enjoyed teaching others.
Years later I completed my Masters in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University.
The Hickory Museum of Art has exhibited my paintings and I exhibit my art online. I've also created art for a published children's book and painted murals for cities in North Carolina.
I enjoy teaching art and helping others improve as artists. I was voted Teacher of
the Year at my school in 2015. In 2016 I received the Fine Arts Educator of the Year award from the Stanly County Arts Council.
When I reflect on my work, I realize that being an artist is a blessing. I enjoy the painting process and I want to thank those who have purchased my original paintings and prints over the years. Painting really is like keeping a diary and sometimes I think about certain paintings that I've sold. I've also learned that having your art exhibited in a museum is nice but the internet can exhibit your art globally.
I offer individual art lessons in my studio and I schedule outdoor group painting events.
Keep in touch on YouTube, Instagram, and see my NFT art link below.
Take care and keep making art!
-Stacy C Bottoms