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About the Artist

Hi, I’m Gina Stark, the artist behind Starlu Studio.  Thank you for visiting my site.  Here is a little bit of background about me.

  

Creating art and crafting was a daily part of life in my childhood.  My Nana was a gifted crafter who introduced me to the love of creating. She took the time to teach me how to sew and do other useful crafts.  She encouraged me when I attempted to make my own dolls and helped me to create and dress them.

 

My mother is a painter and always had paintings in process on her easel in our home.  I loved watching her paintings come to life before my eyes!  These two early influences planted the seed for my love of the arts. 

 

After several years focusing on portraiture and folk art, I decided to start exploring other art medias and disciplines. My latest projects involve working in graphite, colored pencil, watercolor, and most recently, experimenting with abstract design and color via textile art, Inks and fluid acrylic abstract techniques. 

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and my artist journey.

 

Academic History:

Gina Studied at Hillsborough Community College in the fine arts program and Tampa College where she earned a commercial art degree.

She continued her studies though workshops with a variety of well respected artist including portrait artist June Allard-Berte’, internationally known pop artist Robert Burridge and most recently Dylan Scott Pierce.