Creative Collections by Stacy Burgess
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Creative Collections by Stacy Burgess

Visual Art – Wollongong, NSW

I am an Artist & Art Teacher from the UK, now living in Kiama, NSW. My recent work is a collaboration of ideas and inspiration from locations on the south coast of England in the UK and the south coast of NSW where I now live. I work from photographs that I take and visual memories I store and I use techniques I’ve developed myself and some I have learnt from other Artists I admire. I use traditional Lino cut and printing methods combined with roller/painting techniques to produce unique backgrounds of colour to apply the mixed-media collage onto. The paper cut shapes are inspired by the great Henri Mattise and I enjoy playing with the positive and negative space that paper cutting gives you. Applying stitching on top allows me to focus on adding fine detail with a different linear quality, to some areas of each Artwork. My aim is to create a feeling of depth using layering with pattern, colour and texture to produce rich and bold imagery. I am really enjoying the different species of wildlife, the geological wonders of the coastline from Bondi to Bombo and beyond. The colours, creatures, plant-life and the beautiful ocean movement will always provide a wealth of subject matter for future work. Rich and vivid colours will always play a big part in my work, I am constantly amazed by nature’s colours and I try to emulate that in my work. Alongside my 2D Artwork I also produce textile/craft-based pieces that are more functional and aimed at a different market, continuing my love of making things for children. Japanese Origami is a new skill I have acquired and developed into a decorative product to sell. This element of my Art making is fun and experimental, one that will change and grow with my creativity. Through all of my work there is an underlying ethos I feel passionate about – “recycle/reuse”. Using recycled materials such as paper and cardboard not only reduces costs but allows me to explore and experiment with different ideas and techniques. Encouraging people to appreciate what you can do with such materials to create works of Art is an important aspect that I will continue to develop. ...more