Monday, September 26, 2016

Just PAINT !!!!!!

I always get asked why I paint my certain subject matter . The answer is I paint what I adore , obsess over and can't look away from . My idea of beauty is different to others . Living in my own world and quiet frankly not having much outside interference means I just don't care what's hot or not . Every artist journey is unique to them as mine is to me . I see my little birdy more than humans these days lol . It's a good thing as it's taken me two years to paint my current exhibtion . 

Colour is always inspiring as is the light in different countries . London was a huge hit with me and quiet unexpected too , with all its blue and it big red things I was in heaven . It's not enough to paint a scean from a picture it's about being in the picture and living in it for as long as you can . I broke into tears quiet a few times while in London as it was just so pretty and fairytale like . I do love a fairytale even just an artistic one . There were many places I have visited in my life and not loved and many places others would just wanna leave and not care to take a closer look . 

I have been collecting things on my travels and I am in general a bit of a bower bird . Lots of these things you can see reacuring in my paintings . If it's in a painting chances are it's mine and I covert and adore it . My Still lifes and the imagination series are the best examples of my collection/ hoarding being put to great use . As I grow I change of course and new things excite me but also I have an ability to love some things forever . In the end I JUST PAINT in my studio and am very excited for you all to see what I have been working on . 

Ps you cant paint the TOWER BRIDGE in London until you see it and are so in awe of the history and architecture of this magnifent structure . 

Monday, September 19, 2016

London calling via the red telephone box

One must see these in person to really get just how iconically magnificent and red they are . While in London I did lots of studies and sketches of them and took many photos of the red telephone boxes . I was quiet frankly obsessed with them , they are a perfect pop of colour after all .There were several different versions some in London were different from the ones in country England . They are from slightly different eras apparently . Only to the artistict eye would you pick up this kind of detail . 

Sketch away I did in my little make shift Paddington studio . Very dim lighting but I did truly love the light in London very different from sunny Queensland Australia for sure . I actually felt right at home in England and somewhere on my family tree is a bit of English heritage . I loved the cold as I intensly hate the heat . 

Here I am braving the cold and suffering for my art trying to get the right night shot of this scean that is my latest Alice painting ' LONDON CALLING ' . Oddly I remember after this going to church at Westminster Abby and thanking God for my gift of painting . All the while completely side tracked by the architecture of this magnificent church  . I am a big fan of travel and experiencing life also painting what I love and what I can't look away from . 

Here is one of my London telephone boxes with a galaxy night sky inside it . My name is starr I have at thing for stars lol . In this instance I think it works beautifully . It's painted on Belgium linen with acrylic , ink ,spray paint and watercolour effects . It's oddly quiet detailed when you see it in the flesh . It's avaible via the redhill gallery for LONDON CALLING solo show opening 8th of October . 

What's better than one red telephone box you may ask !!!!!! I say lots of them . I somehow don't think my adventures in London are quiet over yet . My red telephone box replica is actually going to be very soon moving into my studio after its debut at the gallery . Yes I knew when I saw them ' I had to get me one of these '