Meet the Artist:
WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?
Staci Swider is a certified GOLDEN Artist Educator with a Masters in Education and 20+ yrs experience facilitating creativity. She paints at her studio The Hutch in Aiken, SC. Her work is available at galleries throughout the southeast and Abroad.
DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS.
I prefer layers of pattern and texture, often incorporating some textile element. Between the layers you’ll find red line drawings and copper accents or maybe Slavic embroidery patterns.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
My studio is nestled in the woods on a large pond in Aiken, SC and the animals and plants that surround me provide me with endless ideas for storytelling in my work.
FUN FACT ABOUT YOU.
I have three dogs, two of which are a 6# chihuahua and a 110# chocolate lab who interject comedic relief into my otherwise quiet days.
FAVORITE THING ABOUT DOWNTOWN AUGUSTA.
It’s small town atmosphere.
WHY DO YOU LOVE TO DESIGN, CREATE + MAKE?
I simply love the idea of creating something from nothing and sharing the colors and textures that exist in my mind’s eye.
WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD SHARE WITH OTHER ARTISTS + MAKERS?
It’s a numbers game and only time behind the brush so to speak will get you where you’d like to go.