As an artist, I am interested in creating fun, spontaneous paintings filled with vivid color and textured surfaces. Thick layers of paint are poured, splattered and scraped as an exploration and understanding of a previous response. I aim to have multiple textures that evoke different sensations when viewed. Shiny, dry and coagulated surfaces trigger curiosity which provoke interest in the process and material of which the painting was made. As I acheive such surfaces, I begin to investigate and dissect my previous responses, to re-engage their effects in creating a painting with presence. It is through intuitively responding to each application that my work develops and I gain understanding of formal relationships. Consistent transformation allows for organization within each composition - a balance that allows for final resolution.
Stacey Elder earned her BA in Studio Art from Fairmont State University in 2010. In 2013, she obtained her MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Georgia located in Athens, GA. Elder has exhibited her work in several juried and solo exhibitions-She currently resides in Clarksburg, WV.