Iconic Landscapes by Stephanie Burns

“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, 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.


Shark Bay, Western Australia,Stephanie Burns,painting, artist
Shark Bay, Western Australia 2018, by Stephanie Burns, Acrylic on canvas, 200 x 215 cm, © Stephanie Burns 2018



Shoalhaven River, Stephanie Burns, artist, art, oil painting, shoalhaven, river, shoalhaven river painting
Shoalhaven River 2013, By Stephanie Burns, Oil on canvas, 182 x 212 cm, © Stephanie Burns 2018





Venice Beach, Stephanie Burns, artist, painting, oil, seascape, california, iconic
Venice Beach California 2016, By Stephanie Burns, Oil on canvas, 36 x 48 in, © Stephanie Burns 2018



Stephanie Burns, Royal Crescent, Bath, painting, artist
Royal Crescent – Bath 2014, By Stephanie Burns Acrylic on paper, 36 x 57 cm, © Stephanie Burns



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