I started painting at a young age after visiting an art museum for painting lessons. While walking through the museum I hoped that my paintings would someday be on exhibit. My grandparent's farm would provide the inspiration for my landscapes and machinery. After high school I joined the Marines for tuition and I became a rifle range coach. That is when I realized how much I enjoyed teaching.
Years later I completed my M.A. 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 was asked to paint a mural for the ABC show Extreme Makeover Home Edition. I enjoy teaching art and I was voted Teacher of the Year in 2015. During the summer I enjoy painting and hiking the mountains with my camera. I teach individual or group workshops so contact me if you want to improve your drawing and painting skills.
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 originals and prints over the years. Painting really is like keeping a diary. Iíve also learned that having your art exhibited in a museum is nice but the internet can exhibit your art globally.
I offer fun individual or group workshops so contact me if you want to improve your drawing and painting skills. I also have a philanthropic gallery that supports The Wounded Warrior Project and more. Enjoy selecting one of my museum quality framed prints or I can paint an original for you. You can now purchase my art to wear on a t-shirt!
If you have any questions or comments send me an email. Thank you.
All images by Stacy C. Bottoms are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws and are not public domain. All rights reserved. Copying, altering, and/or distributing these images without my permission is prohibited.
-Stacy C. Bottoms