The Academy and Gallery, located in the Palencia community in Saint Augustine Florida, was founded by Ms. Stacie Renee Hernandez, MFA. Ms. Hernandez is a graduate of Pratt Art Institute in New York City.


Stacie Renee Hernandez, MFA

Director Palencia Fine Arts Academy

For thirty years, Mexican – American Stacie Hernandez has depicted figures, landscapes and portraiture through expressionist and abstract paintings in rich vibrant oils. Her career began as Co-Director for a premier fine art restoration and conservation firm in New York City, working with some of the world’s most highly regarded museums, galleries and auction houses. Ms. Hernandez found a need to share her experience and did so by opening and teaching in her own Visual Arts School located in northern Bergen County, New Jersey.

Now in Saint Augustine, Ms. Hernandez is excited to announce the opening of Palencia Fine Arts Academy, offering student’s young and old the opportunity to study drawing, painting, mixed media and photography. The recommended course of study is designed to encourage development in at least one of these areas and a breadth of experience through exposure to all. Emphasis is placed on the students understanding of the art disciplines, aesthetics, art criticism, art production and art history.