nostalgic memory art paintings

Chatsworth, Ontario
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MaudstarrArt is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hello dear patron! I will be off gallivanting in the Highlands of Scotland for a couple of weeks (at an artist residency- so in reality working on new hopefully wonderful art !)
See you after October 20th !

Note from shop owner

Last updated on 26 Sep, 2022

Hello dear patron! I will be off gallivanting in the Highlands of Scotland for a couple of weeks (at an artist residency- so in reality working on new hopefully wonderful art !)
See you after October 20th !

Heather Murray

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About MaudstarrArt

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How it all began..

Maud Starr Art...
I started to draw as a young child in the backyard tent under a magnificent willow tree in the somewhat innocent 1960's.I enjoyed my solitude.Creating stories from my active imagination and illustrating them was a glorious pasttime like no other. This lead me to research art projects at the local library and revel in nylon stocking dolls and flour and water dough pins and homemade books..Fast forward to young adulthood and four years at the Ontario College of Art and Design where editorial illustration caught my interest and high realism paintings were the order of the day. Adult years brought survival pressures..and art took a back seat to life. In 1999 art became integral again to my sense of peace,identity.. and with it the pleasant discovery that it was at the core of who I am. I carved out a space on an old workbench in my basement and painted again..full throttle! Collage and mixed media brought new freedom and delight in personal expression -and permitted me the time and space to explore my creative side once more. I have been a puppeteer (creating my own stage,puppets and company) a paper mache artist, a painter ,an art educator, and now a professional artist selling internationally as well as in regional galleries! Old antique portraits have always facinated me and offer a means to connect with and preserve the past. Incorporating these precious anonymous images into my art seems to sustain a historical element -and promote new life to what is often hidden or disposable ephemera.
My studio is a sanctuary-filled with old distressed dolls, weathered ephemera ,and space to create and hang my work in progress( no worry about mess!)
My house in the country offers another sort of inspiration -waking to clucking chickens,grunting pot belly pigs and a couple of mischievious goats..

Shop members

  • heather murray aka maudstarr

    Maker, Mixed Media Artist

Production partners

  • quikprint

    ON, Canada

    a local print shop in Owen Sound

  • staples

    ON, Canada

    makes beautiful copies

  • Vista print


    offering a selection of merchandise featuring my original art

Shop policies

Last updated on 09 May, 2022
Welcome to my little corner of the world..In my world history merges with romance and intrigue -and every character has a story to tell ! Harken back to simpler times where good hearts rule. My mixed media paintings tell a tale..and you the viewer will always be engaged.

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I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Dispatch items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Digital downloads
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Please let me know if you re not satisfied with my art..or the condition it arrives in. I will always try and work something out for you :-) I strive for patron satisfaction!
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Please allow 5-10 business days for shipping..I live in small town Ontario,Canada so it sometimes takes a little longer :-)