Stella Maria Baer - Paintings and Murals
Stella Maria Baer
Stella Maria Baer

Stella Maria Baer

Denver, CO

Stella Maria Baer is a painter and photographer originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico.

In her work she explores the mythology of the desert and the cosmology of space.

For the past four years she has been working on a series of paintings of moons and planets and photographing the deserts of the southwest.

Stella’s paintings and photographs have been featured by The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Time Magazine, Scientific American, and Design Sponge. Her pieces are in public and private collections all over the world.

Stella lives in Denver, Colorado.
Q&A

What is your favorite material to work with?

"I love working with the paint pigments I make myself from desert sands. I love seeing a landscape not just inspire a piece but physically become part of a painting."
-- Stella Maria Baer
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What do you want people to do or feel when they encounter your creations?

"I try not to have expectations for what people will think when they interact with my work. The stories people send me about how they feel about my paintings are always more interesting than anything I could predict or intend."
-- Stella Maria Baer
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What motivates and inspires you?

"For the past few years my work has been inspired by a sense of feeling at home in a place that looks like another world. In painting moons and planets I bleed out my memory of growing up in the desert."
-- Stella Maria Baer
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