"Art has become such a strong influence in my life. It is my tool for expressing myself and communicating my inner thoughts for the outside world to see. I enjoy all forms of art but drawing and painting are my most favorite. Elements of the face, eyes, people, animals, surrealism, pop art, organic shapes, low brow art, and many other things inspire my artwork and often appear in them."
Stacey Patino was born in 1992 and raised in the Inland Empire where she currently attends Riverside City College. Stacey’s artistic career was initially motivated by her mother who has been a constant encouragement in her life. Her artwork has a certain raw quality to it that helps connect to its viewers. Elements of the face, mythology, mystery, pop art, and surrealism are often incorporated into her art, giving her work a unique sense of style prevalent in many of her pieces.
Stacey is currently a resident artist at Loft Beats Gallery in Pomona, California and has also featured artwork in other galleries throughout the Inland Empire. She was chosen to showcase her art at her college's honor student exhibition and won an award for "Up and Coming Artist." Stacey has worked as an illustrator for her college newspaper and recieves freelace illustration work as well. Recently, she worked on a mural collaboration for Colony High School.