Mireka Starr Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Mireka Starr
Live in: East Preston, NS, Canada
Artworks for sale: 60.00
Mireka Starr Artist Bio:
I am an artist specializing in abstract painting and drawing. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. I was raised in the small community of East Preston, and I am currently still living there. I studied Screen Arts at the Nova Scotia Community College, where I was introduced to the film industry. At the time I did not know that I had any artistic ability. One of the courses that I studied was Art Department, where I learned about production design. I had the opportunity to learn about design, building, painting and dressing of sets. This allowed me to build up my skills. During that time at NSCC, I met and befriended a Los Angeles based artist named Davyd Whaley, through social media. Davyd would often critique my work that I was working on at the time. I always found it hard to express myself through words and it was Davyd who encouraged me to express myself through art. It was then, that I had discovered an interest in painting. I use painting as a form of expression, for me it is my therapy. Everything that is going on in my head and in my heart, I put onto the canvas. I have a constant desire, to dig deeper into my thoughts and my emotions. To put more focus on the good things in my life, and the good things in the world. To take something that is negative and turn it into something that is positive. Positivity is what drives me to use paint and color, to bring light to a situation when telling a story. To bring light to my story or to someone else’s story. My inspiration comes from all that is around me. From the people I meet, photographs that I’ve taken, conversations that I have with people, experiences that I've gone through and various things that I find interesting and that I feel, need to be shared and talked about. A great deal of my inspiration also comes from artist Davyd Whaley and his work. Photography is also one of my passions. The type of photographs that I enjoy taking include candid and nature. I love to capture the most honest moments when taking candid photos; I have always been fascinated with nature and enjoy connecting with my surroundings when doing nature photography. I previously worked at a photography studio as a photographer’s assistant and post production editor. I now spend most of my time painting at my home.