yes thats right its that time of the year again ......................when a beautiful country town called 'toowomba celebrates carnival of flowers . This town is situated in Queensland in Australia in a region called the darling downs . Ok so yes i do paint flowers but till very recently while they sell all over they were a major hit in darwin for many years . Now it would seem a city famous for it gardens and flowers has taken a shine to my floral paintings. Whether they are on white back grounds or the black ones they are very emotive . Like all girls i love flowers who dose not , i love to receive them as well, again who dose not . except this one time ...................... a now ex boyfriend forgot my birthday completely and sent irises as a big I am so sorry babe . so rather than get mad i got even the only way an artist can . I painted the beautiful flowers and sold the painting a few days later . I then shopped till i dropped . ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh the fun . So as u can well understand why flowers can be very emotive . x
while hard at work 'alice' had to pop in for a visit .....................well she came to pose for me . I use the same girl as my alice for the entire series i think its very important for continuity .The newest work is called ' wish upon a star ' i will have alice in the wonderland garden but at night ............so yes there will be lots of stars in the sky . I am very into stars as u might imagine. I am working on my latest exhibition called "stars only come out at night " very star themed ................so stay tuned . x
Now i rarely talk about my family but i have a brother who i just love ................his name is 'bradley'. Bradley is a teacher at the aspley special school and i am so proud of him and all the sacrifices he has made over the years to become the fantastic teacher he is .Its not an easy job and something i could never do but he dose it with such ease and joy . So tonite is the schools art show i am donating a large story bridge to the school and all proceeds will go to helping the special kids . They are very special indeed they have wonderful personaities and are very enthusiastic. I spent a few mondays helping out the budding young artists with some killer techniques that they have applied to there own works which will also be there for sale on the night. I found these wonderful children lots of fun to be around and i even played hookey with them ........................so good luck tonite kids 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)