Around the world among News media, Koala Bears have become the metaphor for the non human effects of Climate change. "Koalas have also been listed as one of the top 10 animals to be listed as endangered by climate change, as the eucalyptus remaining to the animals has lowered in nutritional value due to higher CO2 emissions in the atmosphere. They are difficult animals to monitor, as in different regions throughout Australia their numbers are not necessarily dropping.... One alarming, but potentially very important, aspect of the study highlighted how higher temperatures and extreme weather are risky to koala safety. One quarter of the koalas followed by the researchers were whipped out by the heatwave that came before Australia’s Black Saturday bush fires in 2009." Emily Glass, One Green Planet If one quarter of the Koala population was wiped out in the 2009 Black Saturday Fires in Victoria, imagine how many have been killed in the current fires burning throughout Australia in 2019. Some of these bushfires have been burning and moving since September. "Because we still fail to make the connection between the climate crisis and increased extreme weather events and nature disasters like the #AustraliaFires. 'That's what has to change. Now." Greta Thunberg
I am currently working on two oil paintings of the moon over the see at night.
Stephanie Fuller beginning the oil painting Cherry Tree Walk. Watch how Stephanie sets up the structure of the painting before beginning to add colour.
Stephanie takes us through the steps of how she begins an oil painting. Working up to the stage where the whole painting is covered in the first layer of oil paint.
Another recent painting, Cherry Blossoms.
“It’s really difficult to talk about nature. I think that’s because we feel nature and we smell nature and in some ways that’s sort of like art, too. It’s hard to talk about art, it’s something that we feel … I try and paint that feeling” – Stephanie Fuller on “Put Some Colour in Your Life”. In June I travelled to Catalina Island with my son, Laurence Fuller, to find the inspiration for my next paintings. Follow me on the journey as we fly over the island in a helicopter, dive under the water in a submarine and take a boat out to search for Sea Lions.
Watch this dramatic video of Stephanie Fuller completely change the colours of the painting.
What influences artist and how do they choose their subject matter. This has been the question asked by art historians over the centuries. Art is influenced by the life the artist leads, the landscape and the people around them. It is born of invention and imagination. In this video Stephanie Fuller demonstrates how to paint in the abstract and talks about her influences while creating this painting.
Fine Art TV Series - Colour In Your Life Season - 13 Episode - 09
Filmed on Location at - California, U.S.A.
The Colour In Your Life TV series is an art show that takes you into the everyday studios of artists from around the world. While in the studio they share their individual techniques with the viewer in a relaxed atmosphere with a delightfully Australian host and fellow artist Graeme Stevenson. The series is currently filmed in Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
In May 2016 I flew out to Los Angeles to paint coastal scenes of California. The documentary is a series on “Colour In Your Life”.
I have been visiting California since 1982 and eventually bought a house here in 2013. While in LA this time we went to Long Beach and Venice. I had been struggling with what to paint on the day of the film shoot. My son and I walked out onto one of the jetties, this amazing wave came out of nowhere, as I looked back towards the beach and the houses viewing the back of the wave. I knew this was the scene I would paint for the show.
This painting Blue Whale Tail was one of the paintings created in preparation for the hour long program which was aired on Television stations around Australia and across the US.
Watch as Stephanie discusses her process of painting with Laurence Fuller. 2011