Imagination and Identity


“Human beings live in the realm of nature, they are constantly surrounded by it and interact with it. The most intimate part of nature in relation to man is the biosphere, the thin envelope embracing the earth, its soil cover, and everything else that is alive. Our environment, although outside us, has within us not only its image, as something both actually and imaginatively reflected, but also its material energy and information channels and processes. This presence of nature in an ideal, materialised, energy and information form in man’s Self is so organic that when these external natural principles disappear, man himself disappears from life. If we lose nature’s image, we lose our life.” Karl Marx

The Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach, Luna Park, Monkey Mia, The Royal Crescent in Bath and Long Beach California have all been major subjects of my paintings. Very often great buildings take part in the juxtaposition of man and nature. The greater the interest we have between the nature and the man-made elements the more it invades our imagination and speaks directly to our sense of self our identity.

If you would like a painting of an iconic place surrounded by water contact me by filling out the form below.

Stephanie Burns, Mollymook Beach

Stephanie Burns Mollymook Beach 2014
Acrylic on canvas
102 x 153 cm
SOLD
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Stephanie Burns Crampton Island 2014
Oil on canvas
91 x 152 cm SOLD
© Stephanie Burns

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Stephanie Burns Sydney Opera House 2014
Acrylic on canvas painting
102 x 214 cm
SOLD
© Stephanie Burns

Stephanie Burns, Luna Park, Sydney

Stephanie Burns Luna Park Sydney 2014
Acrylic on canvas
198 x 198 cm
© Stephanie Burns

Stephanie Burns, Big Lagoon Shark Bay WA 2013 Acrylic on canvas 200 x 215 cm  SOLD © Stephanie Burns

Stephanie Burns, Big Lagoon Shark Bay WA 2013
Acrylic on canvas
200 x 215 cm
SOLD
© Stephanie Burns

Stephanie Burns Migaloo Jumping 2015 Oil on canvas 110 x 180 cm SOLD © Stephanie Burns

Stephanie Burns Migaloo Jumping 2015
Oil on canvas
110 x 180 cm
SOLD
© Stephanie Burns

Stephanie Burns, Two Artists and a Writer

Stephanie Burns, Two Artists and a Writer 2012
Acrylic on board
30 x 40 cm
SOLD
© Stephanie Burns

Long Beach, California by Stephanie Burns 2016

Long Beach, California by Stephanie Burns 2016
Oil on canvas
36 x 48 inches
USD$5000
© Stephanie Burns

Stephanie Burns, The Cove 2011 Acrylic on canvas, 101.5 x 152 cm SOLD

Stephanie Burns, The Cove 2011
Acrylic on canvas, 101.5 x 152 cm SOLD