Stacey Bodnaruk is a Canadian, West Coast-based visual artist and photographer who has combined a passion for the Pacific with her art, creative design, photography and interior design background, to create something new called “art-ography”.
Swell. Surf. Ocean. Water. Sand. Forest. Mountains… These elements are illuminated in Stacey’s art. A blend of photos, color and textures are intertwined harmoniously to create a unique piece of artwork, each with their own story. Stacey draws inspiration from the mountains and ocean – an influence of power and beauty that she passionately incorporates into both her personal and professional life.
The art-ography pieces have been inspired by a collection of photos taken from her home town of Whistler, and from her travels through the mountains and coastlines of British Columbia, as well as Hawaii, Mexico, California, Costa Rica & the Caribbean.
The artwork is created from original photos. She blends anywhere from 3-10 photos into one piece to create the final artwork. The artwork gets printed on non-traditional printing methods such as aluminum, wood, and acrylic glass face-mounting which contributes to the beauty and depth of the finished piece.
When Stacey began art-ography27, her goal was to create personal artwork that would offer a vibrant, meaningful and dreamlike story all within one image. It all began when she had a vision to create a piece of art that combined her passion for the mountains and the ocean and the beauty of the Pacific North-West.
Stacey’s work can be seen at various commercial spaces and boutique hotels and retail spaces throughout Whistler and Vancouver. Over the past 5 years, her work has appeared in art exhibitions in Whistler, Vancouver and Tofino.
“Over the past few years I have been looking for ways to give back through my artwork to our communities and organizations that put effort into conservation and sustainability. Since I have a deep passion for the West coast and the people and the wildlife that inhabit this region, I was naturally drawn to the Pacific Wild Organization. I like to share the beauty of our natural surroundings and show it off so that we treat Mother Nature with the upmost respect that she deserves!
My artworks are inspired by the wildlife, mountains, forests and coastlines of the Pacific North-West. My hope is that the artwork will inspire, evoke emotion, and start a conversation which ultimately nudges us all to treat our environment with a deeper care and respect.”