Simone Star is dedicated to a life of service, healing and creative expression. Her visual art integrates themes from global folk art traditions and speaks to the non-dual nature of the sacred. Her art integrates painting with multimedia installation and often takes the form of altars or shrines. Simone has no formal art training and considers herself a modern "folk" artist. She is a member of the Tribe 13 artist's collective and has displayed her art in numerous galleries and festivals throughout California as well as the Yerba Buena Center for The Arts in San Francisco. She has also published a children’s book titled "The Magic Key," of which she is both the author and illustrator.
When Simone is not making visual art she is dedicated to bringing mindfulness-based therapy, yoga, and somatic awareness techniques to at-risk girls. She presently teaches yoga to incarcerated girls in Juvenile Hall and is working towards her Masters degree in somatic counseling psychology. She views her primary work in this world to be a path of service and self-growth, and her art is a symbolic representation of this healing journey.