La Esencia de la Flor 2 YEAR: 2016
DIMENSIONS: 40 x 30 MATERIAL: Oil on Linen
It has been an exciting year already for Stacie Hernandez, local artist and business owner of Palencia Fine Arts Academy, located in Palencia's Village Square. Stacie participated in a group show this past January in New York City and will be showing her new works Unbound Perspectives at Agora Gallery located in New York’s Chelsea art district from August 26 – September 15. An artist’s reception will be held September 1.
Unbound Perspectives is a series of luminous and highly expressionistic oil paintings that are as rich in color as they are dynamic in movement and energy. Heavily influenced by the Modern Arts movement, Abstract Expressionism, Stacie continues to experiment with new ways of processing ideas and concepts, using innovative approaches to technique and the rendering of materials.
Stacie received her Master of Fine Art degree from Pratt Art Institute in Brooklyn and met her husband Ron while living in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill neighborhood. After graduating, Stacie worked as co- director for the premier fine art preservation and restoration firm Lowy Restoration and Conservation in the upper East Side of Manhattan. Stacie and Ron moved with their two daughters Christiana and Alicia to Bergen County New Jersey where Stacie opened The School for the Visual Arts, providing art instruction classes, private lessons, and presenting exhibitions of student works. In 1996, Stacie and family relocated to Jacksonville and in 2006 they moved to St. Augustine where she continues in her pursuit to educate, exhibit and promote fine arts.
As resident artist and instructor at Palencia Fine Arts Academy, Stacie is proud of the extraordinary development of many aspiring artists including those that have gone on to further pursue their art education and talent. The Academy provides quality art instruction for committed students of varied ages while also being an active studio space and gallery. Stacie uses her professional knowledge and experience to push her students to explore all mediums, techniques and ideas in group, semi -private and private class projects. Each year culminates with an impressive exhibition of students’ best works.
PFAA is already looking to start the Fall session and its 5th year of promoting fine art in St. John’s county and beyond. Stacie can be reached at 904.819.1584 or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit the home page at www.palenciafineartsacademy.com or www.staciehernandez.com .
St. Johns Magazine