Artist Stacey Wells on the inspirations that colour her world.
Q. Where do you go for inspiration?
A. I find it in photos, colour, music, in nature, in controversy and in history and stories. I wish I could have a few lifetimes to create all of my ideas.
Q. If you could meet any artist, dead or alive, who would it be?
A. Andy Warhol. I’d love to hang out with him at one of his factory parties and then collaborate on art and do a show with him.
Q. Favourite city?
A. West Hollywood. I love the cool rocker looks and unique characters of the Sunset Strip.
Q. Do you have relatives who are also passionate about art?
A. My grandma took up painting when she was in her 70s; I have one of her artworks in my bedroom. When I was two, my dad died in a plane crash when someone put a bomb on the plane he was piloting. I have never seen his work but I’m told that he loved to draw. My mom was always very passionate about my art and has been a huge supporter and inspiration to me.
Q. Favourite piece of your work?
A. Death by Sex Pistol, The Smoking Gun. I created the artwork when Taquila Mockingbird asked to show my art at the Punk Museum in L.A.