Press - VoyageLA Magazine, January 2023
"...My paintings started getting attention in England and were featured in the local press and two local galleries. At that time, I didn’t reveal why I was painting – I kept it light in the articles as I sorted out my life. Baring all is new – and a relief.
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
Now that I’m back in California, feeding the neighbourhood squirrels daily, I’m focusing on adding structure to my work while keeping the Storybots train rolling.
One of my new series I’m excited about is..."
Press - In Cheshire Magazine, July 2019
"I want my art to move people. To resonate with them and bring them joy." This is the bold mission statement of Prestbury artist Stella Lightheart, a talented abstract expressionist painter with a love for all things quirky, writes our art critic Malcolm Storer.
Her brightly-coloured canvases, like mini universes, swirl and coalesce into a multitude of rhythms and forms. Some are painted as a series, others are large stand-alone works, their intense acid colours akin to the palette of Russian avant-garde artist Marc Chagall. I went to visit Stella in her studio to find out more."
Pop-Up Exhibition, May 2019
Press - Prestbury Living, June 2019
"A Prestbury artist, Stella Lightheart, is exhibiting her work at Sartuday Gallery in Brunswick Mill in Macclesfield.
Stella grew up in a place she calls 'Transatlanticpacifica', moving between England, New Zealand, and California.
She worked in Hollywood for a time with knighted individuals & Grammy Winners like Sir Peter Jackson & Jemaine Clement. After editing other's voices, she's now using her own voice and paints back here, in her Cheshire roots."