Wednesday, November 14, 2012

sketching has been a obsession of mine .

I have always believed that sketching goes hand in hand with painting . I sketch like i paint and i paint like i sketch its really a very happy marriage of media . When your style is as defined as mine has become then there is not much difference between the two . I was sketching many years before i started painting and it really was my first love . My latest series of sketches are truly beautiful if i do say so myself . Yes it is ok to loves ones own work cause if not then how the hell are your clients going too .lol .

These latest works are featured in "PARIS JE'TAIME" which is about to hit its second big week so please pop and and view it as it is 2 years in the making . Rather then just draw with pencil i like to add inks as i have always been a massive fan of them . Then kick them up a notch with a bit of paint and cray-pas .While scribbling and having fun they are then done . I love to make mistakes as that can add to the character of a drawing . However on occasion i can be almost finished a sketch and oppps i have an accident and coffee goes all over the sketch its then ruined  . So while i do sketches for almost all of my works not everyone makes the exhibition cut ie the coffee incident . That however is all part of the random fun of being and artist . xox

Sunday, November 11, 2012

a wonderful opening weekend !!!!!!!

What a wonderful opening weekend of PARIS JE'TAIME !!!!! the weekend kicked off with the offical opening on the friday night .Above is a picture of myself with the gallery director Margaret campbell ryder . The redhill gallery really dose do a very elegant art opening with champagne flowing all night to the delight of the clients . I wore a Karen millen dress thats a bit french waitress crossed with black swan , meaning yes a bit of a tutu. Nothing more fun then a bit of a dress up and getting out of the paint splattered clothing . The red dots were flying all night and i walked into a room full of them . Redhill gallery had been very busy preselling clearly . I really loved seeing all my clients and getting a chance to meet some new ones . Its also wonderful to be surported by those close that i love dearly .

I always wanna let my hair down after the opening as I must be on my best behavior , well thats what my lovely manager says anyways . I have been hitting the Normandy for years now after my redhill shows cause of its close vicinity. Love the BOVINE bar there , had a very sav blancs and then hit the dance floor . I ended up on the stage with the DJ at some point and danced the night away to journey and bonjovi ..................was so much fun.

The rest of the weekend I was in the gallery on both days between 12 and 2 sketching up clients idea for commissions . Was  awesome to get to meet lots of clients one on one and hear there paris stories . Some were first time buyers and some had many many starr paintings. Its always been a mystery to me where they all go and why they picked a particular painting . I also witnessed many more sales happen and lots of clients were giving me idea of what theme my next show should be !!!!!!!  Thank you redhill gallery for a wonderful opening night and thank you all those that came to the opening night or that  visited on the weekend .Its now open so please go and see it if your around or just wanna be in paris again .x

Thursday, November 8, 2012

commissions alert

Yes everyone if your interested in a commission or just wanna meet me and find out what i was thinking when i painted a certain painting !!!!!!! i will be in the gallery on both sat and sunday .  I will dazzle you with my skill as i sketch your ideas . I am the an artist that loves commissions . x

one sleep to go

One sleep to go before my french exhibition opens . woooooooohooooooo yes i am more than a bit excited . I painted my little heart out for months and months and have been waiting for my big home town exhibition . I only exhibit in Brisbane once every two year so its always a bit event . This means all those most important to me shall be at my opening . I have a wonderful family and awesome friends who are so supportive . One girlfriend regularly brings over beautiful home cooked meals for me . Not that i am a poor starving artist but the fact i sometimes forget to eat decent meals as i am furiously finishing off paintings. Chocolate is not a meal :(   Over the years those close have been understanding with my many moods and eccentric nature  .lol  I am very grateful to be represented by such an top Brisbane gallery  REDHILL is just outstanding .  I have always said it takes the right artist and the right gallery .................when u get that right mix its MAGIC .

In saying all that its very lovely to know that yes i love PARIS but clearly so do many other's . I cant wait to catch up with all my clients , some will be new ones and some have been following me for over a decade. I am as always humbled by the response to my work .So thank you everyone  ..................... see you all toomorrow night !!!!

Cheers starr xox

Sunday, November 4, 2012

sunday mail !!!!!

wow what a nice way to wake up and find a full page about my up and coming exhibition 'PARIS je't'aime ' in the sunday mail .!!!!!!!! Yes PARIS I DO LOVE YOU and i am always grateful for all the inspiration you have given me . Friday night is my opening and i am terribly excited and a little nervous at the same time .I love an opening and the redhill gallery always dose an elegant one . Most will never know the hard work that goes into a SOLO which is over 40 paintings , this takes a very long time to do and the thought process behind it is intense . Once completed its all about how the public will receive it,but thats where knowing you have done the best work possible counts. I always believe in producing a fresh exhibition every time this means all my exhibition have new works . This also adds to the pressure but also its a challenge . Publicity like this is just awesome so thank you SUNDAY MAIL and sally browne . The only thing i need to thing i have to think about now is what ever am i going to wear ? After all i am a girl before an artist lol