Empower Magazine was amongst the select attendees at Stacey Porter’s exclusive event hosted at The Heights Art Studio; The Art of Stacey Porter – A Night of Color with a Touch of Texture.
During an evening commingling with art enthusiast, friends and distinguished guest, Stacey Porter was gracious enough to provide EM with an exclusive interview.
EM: What brought about this event?
Stacey: Art is my form of poetry and how I speak to my viewers; and, so I’ve collected a body of work over the years and I wanted to recreate just a night celebrating these kinds of colors and textures. I’m passionate about art, so I wanted to put on an exhibit for you’ll to come out and see.
EM: Is this your first exhibit in Houston?
Stacey: This is not. I have done these many times. I took a break from exhibits and paintings for 11 years. So now I’m back in the flow of things and it feels really good.
EM: Are you going to be traveling and touring and doing other exhibits?
Stacey: We will see – we will see what the future brings. Right now, I know that I will have three shows a year. It takes a lot to put on a show to begin with, lots of manhours painting and researching. In terms of getting prepared for a show it would take about four to five months to do that. So, going on the road in the future – absolutely. I would like to go to Dallas to do some things.
EM: It’s obvious that you have an absolute passion and inspiration for doing art, what do you attribute that to?
Stacey: I attribute that to just being a gift from God. I can’t take credit for it. I did find out later that my Grandmother (Rosa Mathews) is also a visual artist. So, I was trying to figure out where I got this gift from. I figured it out very early in elementary school. I was in the second grade. We kind of had a little art project and we drew some things up. I was so excited. And, when I was done, I said let me look at everyone else. When I looked at everyone else, I said Oh! So, it stuck in my head that God had given me something, so I cultivated that over the years.
EM: Is this in any way a kind of ministry to you?
Stacey: Often times I paint things that are spiritually inspired. I painted the “Crucifixion.” I’ve done the “Christ and the Virgin Mary” and “Adam and Eve,” and it’s just my explanation of what I think they might have looked like. Now, these painting I pulled from my show from before, but I would be interested in how I would paint them today. And, I might do that, you never know.
EM: Anything else you would like to share with the Empower Magazine readership?
Stacey: To the readers – take art seriously. A lot of times people think that art is not important, but it does matter. Everything you see is art. Architecture and graphics; no matter what you do these are vehicles – someone designed that. Art is a very important tool, so when you see children who are natural artist, cultivate that. Allow them to understand that it’s OK if this is what they are interested in.
To contact Stacey or purchase her artwork:
Visit website: https://artofstaceyporter.com/
For Private Showing Call: 832-651-3459
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
To view full Gallery click HERE
Stacey Porter is Back with Color and Texture