Stacy Caldwell lives, works, and paints in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where she inherited a love of the fields, hills, rivers, and streams from generations of Mennonite farmers. The journey into painting began while working at a local university where she spent evenings studying painting, drawing, and art history.
In 2018 a three-week residency in an historic dune shack on the Outer Cape of Massachusetts became an especially transformative experience. More recently, five months of pandemic isolation correlating with the mentorship of E.M. Saniga has had an important impact.
In 2021, inspired by the journal drawings of François Dupuis, Stacy committed to her own daily practice using charcoal in a Moleskine journal and drawing from surprise encounters, memories, and the fleeting images of daily life.
Currently, Stacy works full-time and devotes most evenings, weekends, and lunch breaks to going outside and painting.