Honoria at work

Honoria at work

Honoria Starbuck, Ph.D.

Teaching Artist
Visual communication and creative thinking are my passions. My inspiration flows from the history of art beginning with prehistoric cave paintings. Using art history as a start, I use drawing and painting to explore color and shape and the infinite ways art supplies can interact.

Visual Communication
As an active mail artist, I contribute paintings to a variety of mail art shows around the world. Mail art has been a dynamic international art movement for 60 year and I have been in the Mail Art Network since 1989. Locally, one of my great joys is guiding others to visually communicate effectively at the Art Institute of Austin where I have been teaching for 5 years.

Creative Thinking
My subjects range from observing nature, manipulating of abstract forms, and components from fashion, nature, and art history. My works are mainly 5 x 7 inch postcard-sized gestural painting, often including finger-painting, in watercolor, pen & ink, pastel, collage, graphite, and acrylics. I also use digital drawing tools such as Paper53 and am an active member of the MIX community of artists and designers.

In summary, I explore and share creative visions with my students, within the Mail Art network, on the web through this website, Facebook, Flickr, Paper53 Mix, and Twitter and my 15-year blog at honoriartist.livejournal.com.