Baltimore native, Stacy Lund Levy has been creating art in many forms since kindergarten. She earned an undergraduate degree from Hood College in Biochemistry as well as a Masters Degree at The Johns Hopkins Art as Applied to Medicine program. She initially worked as a medical illustrator, then opted to establish Lund Art Studios. This career move enabled her to take on a variety of clients both locally and nationally, and also to jury shows, teach classes and workshops, give demonstrations, and exhibit her artwork.
Stacy's philosophy -
“As simple as it might sound, no matter what I am working on, I always start with the basics. I think first about the practical aspects: are my materials suitable for the job, how will it age, will it hold up in shipping or transport? I try to think about the bones of the piece before anything else.
My art gives me happiness and satisfaction mainly in the process of its creation. To me, creating any art is a continuous series of mini puzzles that need solutions. As I am working, I am asking myself a series of questions, starting with, how will this work? I continually look for “clues” in my subject. What supports the object or being? The weight is centered where? How is it connected? To what? How is it held up? From what? Is it floating? Is it flying or being pressed down? What colors will convey the feeling I want to convey? I continue to work through these steps until I am satisfied. If I have answered all the questions, and solved all the puzzles, the result is tremendously satisfying for me and hopefully the viewer.”
You can view more of Stacy’s work on her website Lundartstudios.com, Instagram @Artorangutan, and in the ManneqART Exhibit.
All photos in this Gallery were taken by Irvin Simon and Mychal Smith