the journey of an artist in bright technicolour down the rabbit hole and beyond.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
cult of celebrity
Celebrities have replaced royality and shows like 'E entertainment ' make them like gods. I love the lastest dramas unfolding while i flick the paint around . Its ohhhhh so nice to have foxtel going while ya paint as you do feel like someones around even if it just the lastest robert patterson sighting. Andy warhol was a massive celb fan and liked to surround himself with as many as possible . This was his thing but i think artists are just attracted to attractive and interesting people . I painted this painting of brett michaels about 15 years ago now while still at art college its so beautiful cause it takes me back to when i was happy to just dance around my then studio which was under my grandmother house to POISON. Artists will always paint celebrities cause we wanna capture and imortalise not only on canvas but in our own distintive styles. There are many art books of famous celbs like madonna who have been painted by hundreds of different artists in the last 20 years .I paint celbs that i know or am so inspired by what they do i just cant help myself ...................... I have painted many some for art prizes and some that end up in private collections.xox
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)