Stacey Bennett is an award-winning, regional artist based in Jimboomba, QLD, Australia. Drawing portraiture since the young age of 11, Stacey has always been interested in human faces and their stories. She believes every life has a purpose and a unique story that needs to be captured and documented. Stacey graduated high school with a Very High Achievement in Art and has continued to work within the creative industries for over 14 years.
2020 was the year Stacey shifted her visual arts practice to a professional status. She was recently awarded the Australian Government Regional Arts Fund and BEMAC Creative Booster 2.0 grants and became a gallery finalist in both the Foot Square and Petite Pieces Exhibitions at Aspire Gallery.
In 2021, she won the People’s Choice Award at the Jimboomba Art Show for her piece “As Simple as Bubble”. She has been chosen as an exhibiting artist at the Art+Beer event, the first of a series of live, multidisciplinary art events across Logan.
Working with pastels and charcoals, Stacey Bennett immerses herself in the primal act of creating, using music to help her tap into the heart of her subject. Contrasting colours and tones play a big part in her work.
Her portraits are bold and empowering. She combines realism and expressive abstraction, to encourage viewers to find their inner power and trust their own instincts.
Her landscapes are moody and uplifting. Featuring cool, dark tones in contrast with an embellishment of warm, natural light—they encourage viewers to feel, to connect and to find hope.