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About Anastacia Drake - Fine Artist

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.

You can see my work at the Phoenix Gallery

One of my favorite towns in the US is Lawrence, KS. It’s one of those places that has always just felt like home. It has an open minded culture and no one looks at me strange for wearing my paint … Continue reading

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So much, so little time

I have been trying to recover from the jet lag and play catch up from all of the excitement over the past 2 months. A few exciting things have happened. I am getting married! I have been spending so much … Continue reading

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Best of 2018

Exciting news! I am happy to announce that I won Best of 2018 small business award through Overland Park. In particular, it was for my art classes and parties which advertise under Art Fun For Everyone. My Paint Your Pet … Continue reading

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We’re all just walking each other home

“We’re all just walking each other home” – Ram Dass Continue reading

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I’m so excited I might pee my pants!!

Ok, maybe not pee my pants, but I’m beyond excited!! I just received notice that I was chosen for an artist residency in Bali!!! This is a serious dream come true. I just keep thinking about this crazy artistic life … Continue reading

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Art Exhibit going up at Bowlus Fine Arts Center

I am excited to finally announce that I have been asked to present an art exhibit at the Thomas H. Bowlus Fine Arts & Cultural Center in Iola, KS January 18 – Feb 18th, 2019. My art will be hanging … Continue reading

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People and their pets

This year I started teaching Paint Your Pet Portrait classes once a month. As a result, I’ve been booked for many private parties and additional classes. Pets weren’t really something I started out to paint much of. I have been … Continue reading

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My Head is Spinning

In the past 2 months I have: Shown in 7 art shows Participated in 2 art festivals Completed 4 commissions Made 1 tv appearance Had my art featured in a magazine Gave 1 art talk Taught 6 art classes Started selling prints … Continue reading

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Paint Your Pet Parties

When I walked into Flying Pig Local Mercantile Boutique a few months ago, I went in to discuss them selling my cards and prints (which they do now). I wasn’t really thinking of teaching again. I was offered a space … Continue reading

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Shows, shows, and more shows

I just realized that I have 3 shows up. If you want to see my work, you can currently view it at several places throughout the Kansas City area. Buttonwood Art Space in Kansas City (juried “Bloom” show) that will … Continue reading

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