Stella Maris lives in Cornwall - a place of contrasts. The extraordinary light gives dazzling colours in sunshine but the landscape can also be shrouded in a grey mist so that only silhouettes are visible. Her work mixes vibrant colours with a palette of greys.

Stella Maris image

'Colour is the starting point for my work - I love the alchemy of colour relationships. Marks or motifs represent energy and spirit.

Screenprinting allows me to reduce the number of elements in a piece and I am interested in the way that a very few marks can hold so much power. Blocks of intense colour represent landscape and simple, strong shapes are used to suggest movement.

On the Atlantic coast the energy of the sea and the sense of space can be both powerful and calming and these are qualities I am aiming for in my work'.

Selected Exhibitions

Penwith Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall

Art London, Islington

Watercolour and Original Print Fair, Royal Academy of Art

Northern Art Show, Harrogate

Brook Gallery, Budleigh Salterton, Devon

Curwen and New Academy Gallery , London

Open Space Galleries - Art Ireland, Dublin

Gallery One, Barnes

Yew Tree Gallery, Morvah, Cornwall

Works on Paper Fair, Royal College of Art, London

Schoolhouse Gallery Morvah, Cornwall

Cornerstone Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall

Babcock & Brown Merchant Bank, London

Affordable Art Fair, London

Millpond Arts Center, New Hampshire, USA

Printmakers' Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall

Juliet Gould Gallery, Mevagissey , Cornwall