Today we’d like to introduce you to Tim Stacey.
Hi Tim, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
Originally from Dayton, OH, I grew up a child with a healthy imagination who loved comic books, superheroes, science fiction, and baseball. I spent a lot of time drawing from a very early age and over the years I developed my skills in the comic book/cartoon character genres as well as real-life subjects through high school. After high school, I still created real-life works and occasionally some comic work, but in 2017 I decided to spend more time strictly on comic book art. I really enjoy creating something that’s more of my original vision rather than relying too heavily on reference. About 4 years ago I finally moved away from black and white work and into color and I couldn’t be happier! And all of my work is created using traditional methods: pencils, inks, markers…no digital rendering, which I have found is becoming more appreciated in our digital age.
I’ve been fortunate that since moving here in 2018, I’ve found a welcoming audience for my work with many thanks to the owners and team at Mythical Mountain in Mandarin. Kathy and Jaimie Delaire are big supporters of locally based businesses and artists. They were the first people to reach out to me with an opportunity to display my work in their stores and they’ve been wonderful to work with during several events they’ve hosted.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Struggles along the way are pretty much the hallmarks of every artist’s journey. So much of it revolves around exposure…getting your work seen and finding the channels to do so. I also work a challenging schedule in my day job, so that also plays a huge role in balancing how much time I can commit to my endeavors.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
Today, I create works primarily focused on the comic book genre, although I can create real-life based work as well. All of my work is created using traditional techniques and materials, meaning I’m using pencils, markers and inks rather than a computer or digital renderings, although I’m venturing into using some digital enhancements in the near future. Being a traditional artist in an increasingly digital world can be a challenge, but it can also be a breath of fresh air and nostalgia for those that appreciate the art form. I think that’s what makes me most proud of my work: when someone is impressed that they’re looking a something truly created by hand.
How do you think about luck?
I don’t think luck plays so much of a role in what I do as God’s plan places me where he wants me to be and people in my life at the right times. Certainly, I would love to see my work take me in the direction that I want it to go and I’ll continue to grow and take advantage of opportunities as they come. However, I can say that there have been moments of uncertainty about projects that I’ve let faith guide me in turning down and, on the backside of that, had other opportunities reveal themselves that I otherwise would not have had.
- 9”x 12” prints – $20 (plus shipping)
- 11” x 17” prints – $40 (plus shipping)
- Commissions are open and priced upon consultation
- Website: https://timstacey30.wixsite.com/tim-stacey-creations
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/timstacey30/
- Facebook: www.Facebook.com/timstaceycreations
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Brooke Stacey Photography