Friday, February 29, 2008

Artist Spotlight - Courtney "Tucy" Stevens

Pairing this creative artist up with sponsor BB&T was a no-brainer for obvious reasons! Painted black and covered with hundreds of "Honest Abes," "Pennies from Heaven" by Courtney "Tucy" Stevens is sure to make the miserly squirmish!

Trucy's plane is right in front of the viewing window so stop by during regular business hours to take a look!

About the Artist
I graduated with a BFA from the University of Colorado, with a concentration in metalsmithing. An interest in mixed media lead me to myriad means of expression, including mosaics, murals, papier mache, collage, found-object sculptures, encaustic painting, Sailor’s Valentines, fiber art, assemblage, decoupage, stone and wood carving.

My pieces have been sold through several gallery and museum shops, including The Whitney Museum “Store Next Door”, the Museum of American Folk Art, the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, and the Baltimore Visionary Art Museum’s Sideshow.

During my career I taught classes in mosaics and other media. On the commercial side, I designed, fabricated and installed window displays for a number of retail establishments as well as created theme pieces for private events.

I was awarded the second place prize for my mixed media/sculpture submission to a juried exhibit developed for Art in City Hall in Alexandria, Virginia, in 2006.

I have been striving to continue my artistic growth and breadth of media through ongoing sculpture, drawing, fiber art, and encaustic painting classes at the Art League at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia.

The passion of my art is drawn from a love and connection to nature. Throughout my designs, repetition is used to create visual continuity and emphasis. I truly enjoy exploring new outlets for fresh ideas.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

YEAH TUCY! You have the patience of a tortise- it looks fabulous....cant wait to see it they have an ongoing camera on you so we can see a time lapse version? oxoxo missy