Iconic Places

“Human beings live in the realm of nature, they are constantly surrounded by it and interact with it. The most intimate part of nature in relation to man is the biosphere, the thin envelope embracing the earth, its soil cover, and everything else that is alive. Our environment, although outside us, has within us not only its image, as something both actually and imaginatively reflected, but also its material energy and information channels and processes. This presence of nature in an ideal, materialised, energy and information form in man’s Self is so organic that when these external natural principles disappear, man himself disappears from life. If we lose nature’s image, we lose our life.” Karl Marx

The Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach, Luna Park, Monkey Mia, The Royal Crescent in Bath and Long Beach California have all been major subjects of Stephanie Fuller's paintings. Very often great buildings take part in the juxtaposition of man and nature. The greater the interest we have between the nature and the man-made elements the more it invades our imagination and speaks directly to our sense of self our identity.

If you would like a painting of an iconic place surrounded by water contact me at stephanie@stephaniefullerartist.com


Sydney Olympic Pool Painting by Stephanie Burns

Stephanie Fuller, Lazy Sunday 2011, Acrylic on canvas 122 x 122 cm
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Lazy Sunday is an aerial view painting of people at the Olympic Pool near Luna Park in Sydney. The idea came from searching Google earth maps last year, I was struck by the fact that people were playing table tennis in the water at North Bondi and felt if they did that I could paint them doing any recreational event in the pursuit of fun. Since then I have continued to paint landscapes of iconic Australian places from an aerial viewpoint.

Luna Park Painting by Stephanie Burns 

Stephanie Fuller, Luna Park 2011, Acrylic on canvas 92 x 92 cm
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Luna Park is an aerial view painting of people getting on the ferry, enjoying the Olympic Pool and the entertainment at Luna Park in Sydney. I have been painting landscapes of iconic Australian places from an aerial viewpoint for a couple of years. There are two sources of water in the painting showing the beautiful variation between shallow and deep water. This particular view was personal to me as I used to take my son to Luna Park as a child. I was a single mother and our recreational time together was very special. Luna Park is the most complicated structurally and the largest painting in the series.


Luna Park sydney Painting by Stephanie Burns

Stephanie Fuller, Luna Park Sydney 2014, Acrylic on canvas,198 x 198 cm
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Sydney Opera House Painting by Stephanie Burns

Stephanie Fuller, Sydney Opera House 2014
Acrylic on canvas painting
102 x 214 cm

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