Gazing at Stacey M. Torres's vivid, whimsical paintings, you might never guess that she battled depression most of her life, and cancer more recently. In fact, it was out of desperation that Stacey, at age 61, started sketching as a means of therapy. Turns out art helps calm her turmoil, and no doubt aficionados of her art have had their spirits lifted, too.??
To discover more about Stacey''s background, her thoughts on the role artist play in society, and what her most indispensable artist tool is,?check out?this edition of Artie''s Eight.