the journey of an artist in bright technicolour down the rabbit hole and beyond.
Friday, July 9, 2010
The joy of still life
Yeap it is true there is a joy to painting from life . I do this always or whenever possible . I hop on down too the flower market and pick out the most interesting bunch of flowers , always nice cause u work with whats in season. . Ok my fav is the iris and anyone that knows me knows this , infact i was at the getty gallery in LA with my good friends junko and the fab MR lewis of LA guns fame when i saw van goghs "IRISES" . I was left speechless truly in awe . Phil a fantastic photographer took the pic of me with it ........was an amazing moment in an artist life . So once i pick the flowers out i then find an arty vase that i possibly have found in a junk shop somewhere , style the scean and paint paint paint . I am infulenced by the masters and put my modern pop edge to my work but using traditional techniques. I wish i could take it to the next level and grow my own flowers ........lol but i dont have a green thumb. x
I am an excentic artist that walks to the beat of my own drum with my brush as my weapon of choice......'Starr conveys a vigorous New Wave sensiblity with painterly panache with pop attutiude'
Marie R. Pagano (Gallery and Studio magazine NewYork)