Honoria Starbuck, Ph.D.
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.
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.
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.