Author Archives: Starr

Lillian : Victorian Mantis Project

One of the completed Victorian Mantis paintings. Her name is Lillian and was painted for my husband who really loves his tiger lillies. I have submitted this image for inclusion in the “Antennae of Inspiration: The Insect Art Project” by … Continue reading

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Victorian Mantis Project: couple new concept sketches

  And the sketching continues…. I’ve decided to do a couple cameo inspired paintings for my two oval dome glassed frames and the sketch above is one of them… I have a second in the works with and adorable jumping … Continue reading

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Victorian Mantis Project : sketches and old frames

I’ve been playing with some different poses and styles and spending lots of time looking at old daguerreotypes trying to figure out how those hairstyles were done! I have decided I really…. really like sausage curls. Here are a few of … Continue reading

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New Project : Victorian Praying Mantises

Most artists I know have a few themes they revolve around. Even those that struggle with the idea that they have no ‘style’ or unifying theme to their work… they usually do. Simply put we create the things we like. … Continue reading

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Minimalist Tree acrylic painting

Trying my hand at minimalism for an upcoming show at the Shoe Factory Art Co-op

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Moonlight Flamingo acrylic painting

11 x 14 Acrylic on canvas This was a commission for Barb, one of my tattoo customers. (I posted her half sleeve here…. hey diddle diddle…

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Mandarin Bunny mini acrylic painting

3″ x 4″ acrylic on canvas I want a pond in my backyard with a flock of these babies floating around and terrorizing the squirrels he he he

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Mona Lisa my way

Acrylic on canvas board 5 x 7 I did this one for an upcoming show at the The Shoe Factory Art Co-op. My first submission to a juried show. Got my fingers crossed! I expected this to be a mildly boring … Continue reading

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Hey diddle diddle……

This was an absolute blast to do…. first, I have made it my answer to everyone over the years who’s told me I should illustrate children’s books instead of tattoo…. so there lol.  Second… the woman wearing this is so … Continue reading

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Been a while….

Long story short…. bought a house, not just any house… a 1867 victorian (squeeeee!!!!) Ok, I’m very excited about my new project ( people have done nasty modernizing things to it that I must undo) so I realized the other … Continue reading

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