Ms. Rosevear has a compelling story to tell (see below) and she tells it eloquently through a visually stunning series of oil paintings.
A massive stroke at the age of 27 moved Stacy from mezzo-soprano,Lutheran Seminary-entering, student loan paying, fully healthy newlywed to only
blinking but with full mental capacity and wondering what's next? Over the following year
of therapy to get her body back and attempts to go back to work, it became obvious a
new path must be forged.
"A Journey of Sorts" chronicles that journey emotionally. From the large-
scale realistic painting, "incapacitation," to studies and morphing representations of a
hole made in the wall from an argument, to self-portraits made from razor cuts into oil
paint, Stacy allows us into the inner struggle of making a life out of and after injury.
Born in Olympia, Stacy grew up in Western Washington, spent happy summers in Spokane and worked for a while in Moscow, as a lay Campus Minister at theUniversity of Idaho. A Speech Pathology/Audiology degree from WWU in
Bellingham became useful when she had to learn to speak again after the stroke. Her
first art classes took place in 2004 and from 2006-2008 she studied under Ed Bereal,
Sharron Antholt, Cara Jaye, Seiko Atsuta-Purdue and Garth Amundson at WWU.
Intermittently and throughout, Bellingham artist Trish Harding, has been a teacher
In 2009 Stacy and her husband moved to Seattle. There Stacy found the Equinox
Studios: Fine Art & Artisans community in the edgy Georgetown neighborhood. She works alone in her studio and finds inspiration from her experiences through death into new life and even in the struggle finds hope. Her colors reflect hope and excitement for life.