Born and raised in Kentfield CA, Artist Stacey Kamp spent time as a child with her artist grandmother, learning skills such as painting, photography and pottery. She took art classes throughout high school, as well as at Dominican University where she worked towards her MA in Psychology with a concentration in Art Therapy. While in college she started the Art Studio Program at the MIYO Teen Center in San Rafael, where she became Art Director, and organized creative activities for at-risk youth. After college she worked as a career counselor for a time until she found her current position as manager of the Historic Log Cabin in San Anselmo. Although Stacey has been painting since childhood, she has only recently in 2010, started showing and selling her paintings. And after being involved with a few local art shows, in 2011 she founded “Local Art Productions”, a grassroots organization producing one night large-scale art shows to showcase up-and-coming artists. She is currently a member of Marin Open Studios, RAW Natural Born Artist Collective, San Anselmo Arts Commission and The Marin Society of Artists, where she serves as a member of the Advisory Council. She has shown work at 111 Minna, SF. The Uptown, OAK, and Ian Ross Gallery amoung other places. Stacey mainly paints with oils, emphasizing rich colors and textures, predominately using palette knives. Many subjects are from personal experiences, but she is most known for her birch tree series. Inspiration for the birch trees came from a favorite tree at her childhood home. She has described painting the trees as being a meditative process and relates the bark to being an ultimate paradox, so simple yet so complicated. Stacey’s style is contantly evolving through inspiration and experimentation with new technique.