Inspired by her faith, Austin-based artist Starla Michelle composes fascinating animal oil paintings which can take her from an hour to 5 years to complete. Through her colorful animal portraits, she captures the beautiful spirit and innocence of these pure creatures.
‘I tend to paint my faith through animals as the subject matter. I give people a glimpse of a place that doesn’t exist in this world. Being able to create freely and express myself through my art is truly a joy that I never want to take for granted.’ she wrote on Boredpanda.
See below a selection of her beautiful paintings and visit her website for more.