Born in Taunton, Somerset, Stella travelled to her current home in Devon, a very long way round. After a few years in Israel, Stella returned to Taunton to do a foundation course; then on to Portsmouth (BA Hons Fine Art); a few years in London; three in the USA (MA Fine Art; MFA) and a year in Cornwall, before settling in Exeter.
Stella works in a wide variety of media, crossing boundaries between drawing, painting and sculpture.
“Art is how I engage with the world. It’s what I look for, what I look at, how I interpret what I see, how I understand what I feel, how I try to make sense of the world around me. My driving force is the process of creating: the physical sensuality of the materials; the alchemy of transformation.
We all create our own reality. My work explores the nature of reality, the fragility of the world and our engagement with it: the complexity of fragments that mesh together to make each one of us something greater than the sum of all the parts.”
For more information about Stella and her work see: www.stellatripp.co.uk