Starroot grew up in Southern Germany and started to create art at an early age, inspired by nature and her unlimited fantasy. She explored and practiced conscious dreaming in her early childhood. She is a completely self-taught artist. When she was 30 years old, she had a life changing Out of Body experience in a car accident. Starroot opened more and more for visions coming to her. In 1986 she moved with her two children to Tennessee and then to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.
Due to an illness in 1992 she started painting her healing visions, a series of over 50 large paintings in acrylic and ink on canvas and wood. Spirit Beings such as aliens, angels, ferries and totem animals appear in her visions of vibrating bright colors. She calls this series "Arcturian Dreams." Now she has created over 800 paintings, most of them showing visions from dreams. In 1999 she broke down with a serious back injury and severe pain. In a hospital bed she finished over 26 paintings, new Visions, that came for her healing. They are in her book "Amanita Dreams" together with Starroot’s visionary poetry. She also just recently released her first art music and art video "Visionquest", her art book JAM ON MARS is now available, you can check on her webpage under News where you can get a copy of the book.
Starroot has sold many paintings to collectors in Germany and the US and exhibited in the Rock Cafe in San Francisco (at the same time as Jerry Garcia had his art on a wall there) and in New York at the Liechtenstein studio and countless art festivals, many Floydfests. In 1997 she was invited to exhibit 40 of her large paintings at the art department of Radford University in VA. She also was invited to teach students about her visionary approach to art and to speak at a Huichol symposium as a Huichol related artist. One collector bought 165 of Starroot's original paintings of her SPIRIT ANIMAL series. Starroot has been showing her art on the Internet since 1995. Two of Starroot's orignal paintings are in the permanent collection of the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. Her painting MIRROR GODDESS hung there at a recent one year show called "ALL THINGS ROUND" eyballs, karma, galaxies.
Starroot continuously opens up for positive visions and gives them form in new paintings and new songs. Starroot has been a musician and songwriter all her life. She studied music therapy for children with Gertrud Orff, the daughter of famous composer Carl Orff. She performed and recorded her music solo and with various bands in Germany and the US. Her music ranges from world folk spirit songs to ambient alien trance music and kids songs. She released her first audio tape FOLLOW THE LIGHT in 1990 and got reviews calling her the "female Donavan". Starroot released 2 psycho active Dreamspell Mayan Calendar related CDs YELLOW MAGNETIC SUN and RED COSMIC DRAGON. She also has a band for children songs SOMERSAULT, her kid's CD is called SUNNY SIDE UP. Starroot opened up the first LEAF festival with her 8 piece Galactic Band and played on Hills Holler Stage on Floydfest 1, her Kids band has been performing at many Floydfests with FOREVER NOW and SOMERSAULT. Starroot's recently hosted an Internet Radio show TIME IS ART with many of her original Folk songs, Reggeas and her galactic music at www.eternaljamnationradio.com
Starroot's newest Cosmic "FolkRockReggaebilly" band is a new arrangement of her FOREVER NOW ungoing band. You can check the band on facebook FREVER NOW BAND with all but one member of her previus TIME IS ART band still on facebook
You can join Starroot on her facebook fan page "Starroot" Artist to get brand new updates on new paintings, shows and her FOREVER NOW BAND facebook site to find out all about her band and original music.
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