Working with a vibrant palette, Stacey Rowe incorporates imagery from her life, notable people and places, and pop culture. She will often give animals and inanimate objects human qualities, which creates an unconventional juxtaposition of fantasy and everyday life. There are typically multi-layered messages and humorous undertones in her paintings. No Hot Dogs is the first in a series dealing with the frustration of an unrequited relationship. It features a hot dog cart outside a local retailer noted for its racy window displays. It is also the first appearance of a rather ornery snapping turtle expressing his disdain over the situation.
Rowe received both her B.S. and M.S. in art and art therapy, respectively, from Nazareth College in Rochester, New York, where she currently resides. Her work has been shown both regionally and nationally.