(Above, Stacey with her nephew's Oso landslide survivor, Lady)
Stacey drew horses, and her pets, all over the walls as a child. As a young adult, she began illustrating horse show programs, and participating in the Fred Oldfield Western Art Shows near Seattle, while their first daughter, Shannon, was only two years old. Stacey's early pen and ink drawing, 'Guardian of the Breed', is still found in Arabian Horse Registry publications.
Three days after her second daughter, Cassandra, was born, her bronze sculpture, 'The Torchbearer,' won Best in Show at The Daffodil Arabian Horse Association's Annual Art Show in Tacoma, WA. Stacey and her husband, Phil, continued to grow their family, still making time for new paintings and sculptures.
After their third daughter, Francesca, was born, Stacey created the bronze awards for The Pacific Morgan Horse Show in Oregon, and with her newborn baby in tow, she drove to Eastern Oregon, to clean and finish the waxes at Valley Bronze Foundry, in Joseph, Oregon. Phil took care of their two little girls back home in Seattle, allowing her to get all forty of them done, just in time.
She was asked to create the bas-relief, original linoleum prints for The Egyptian Arabian Horse Event West prizes, in Reno, Nevada. This time, Phil and Stacey attended the show together, while their three girls enjoyed a week in Oregon, with Grandma and Grandpa.
After their fourth daughter, Kathleen, entered kindergarten, Stacey began to volunteer as an art teacher for the Arlington and Darrington school districts in Snohomish County, WA. Her unique artistic style, and enthusiasm, proved so popular, she was asked to share her art with a wider audience. By the fall of 1995, she was publishing her drawings online as original coloring book pages.
Since 1996, Stacey's Free Online Coloring Pages on AWhiteHorse.comô, are favorites with parents and children from Seattle, to Dubai. Her easily recognisable and colorful images have been shared with millions of young artists. Clothing and gifts, etc, featuring Stacey's work have been offerred via CafePress.com/awhitehorse, since 2002, and fine art prints from FineArtAmerica.com, beginning in 2009.
Family, friends, and admirers have followed Stacey's art for over forty years. Today, her husband Phil, and their four adult daughters, take turns appearing with her art at select Western Washington fairs, and horse shows. You are invited to follow her on Instagram as 'AWhiteHorse', Pinterest as, 'AWhiteHorse', and her Facebook page as, 'Stacey Mayer Artist'.
We'll let you know of any new works of art - and grandchildren - as they appear.