STEPHANIE BURNS CREATES JOY
Burns joins “Put Some Colour in Your Life” and shows us what her art feels like in this must-see episode
“It’s really difficult to talk about nature. I think that’s because we feel nature and we smell nature and in some ways that’s sort of like art, too. It’s hard to talk about art, it’s something that we feel … I try and paint that feeling” – Stephanie Burns on “Put Some Colour in Your Life”.
Australian artist, Stephanie Burns, has led a fascinating life and with that, a fascinating career has evolved. She joined “Put Some Colour in Your Life” (debuted August 10th) to take us on her wonderful journey as she paints. As she tells her story – from living in Exmouth as a child and experiencing the red desert meeting the blue sea, to falling in love and moving to England and California and returning home to Australia – it is how she eloquently describes how she finds her inspiration that is most intriguing.
As she speaks (with host Graeme Stevenson from her Hollywood studio), she is masterfully creating a scene she remembers (with the help of an image) of Long Beach, California. Although she is able to utilise technology, such as Google Earth, to help spark memories, she feels she “really has to have been there” for her to paint a scene and for her artwork to emote joy.
“A lot of artists have tragedy and despair locked down. My paintings are about joy”, she says.
Stephanie has been studying art for over 30 years. For her, inspiration is drawn from nature and the natural world and for her, it’s always about water. Working with both acrylics and oils, she has had a decorated career, including being the recipient of the Waverley Art Prize three times. Not only does Stephanie exhibit and sell her art around the world, she also creates fine fabrics – printing her divine artwork and creating clothing and decor – she also commissions her art.
Stephanie’s episode of “Put Some Colour in Your Life” is now LIVE on Youtube and can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/4a0x8jY2s-c
To find out more about her journey and her art go to the About Page.
To find out more about her fabrics and commissions : aquaburns.com