Glowing colours, crystal clear details and a soft, painterly naturalism, characterizes Stella East’s paintings. Her images often have a touch of surrealism and decorative, symbolic elements.
Translated from the Norwegian Wikipedia® 2009
I paint images that are simple, yet dense with information. I paint for my inner child who still remembers being spellbound by beautiful and detailed imagery. I avoid the stereotypes within mainstream illustration for children.
Through research and observations, I seek to understand how things look and work. I combine this knowledge with the visual grammar of storytelling, and my personal visual language – using pigment-dense acrylic paint on fine woven Belgian linen portrait canvas. Each picture then, articulates knowledge, narrative and beauty – with a purpose to be shared, experienced and understood.
The emotional connection that I feel when looking at certain works of art – and when painting my own images, is the feeling that I truly hope people will experience when seeing my paintings.
The Association of Norwegian Visual Artists
(Norske Billedkunstnere (NBK))
The Norwegian Drawing Association: an artist-run centre for drawing-based art