The Star Gold Coast’s soon-to-launch residential apartments, The Star Residences, has introduced an eight-metre-high mural by Gold Coast artist Loretta Lizzio.

The artwork, ‘Into the Light’, depicts a gold-tinted woman floating underwater, which is intended to complement the views from The Star’s new, luxury recreation deck on level 20.

Lizzio, whose work has been featured in the UK, US, France, Canada and Australia, said The Star Residences artwork was inspired by the golden exteriors of the $400 million property and the calm, blue waters of the pool below.

“I do a lot of underwater photography as well as paint females submerged in nature, so I thought this together fitted the brief of elegant and coastal,” she said.

“She’s a sea siren-esque figure, suspended gracefully under the ocean’s surface and depending on the light and the position of the sun, you can see her reflected across the pool.

“I’m thrilled my artwork is being supported in my hometown, and I really hope people like her.”

The property features a number of Gold Coast artists, including a series of three custom paintings by Remy Taylor, as well as other abstract and digital art.

The Star Gold Coast General Manager Hotels and Residences Mark Hodge said engaging and supporting local artists is important to the hotel and its development partners.

“We want people, who stay in the residential apartments, to enjoy and feel part of our Gold Coast culture and community,” Hodge said.

“Art helps to create that connection and the stunning ‘Into the Light’ mural reflects a sophisticated yet laid-back resort lifestyle.

The 53-storey tower comprising The Dorsett Hotel and The Star Residences is nearing completion. It will be the first of two towers developed by The Star Entertainment Group and its consortium partners Chow Tai Fook Enterprises and Far East Consortium, as part of a $2 billion Gold Coast city-shaping masterplan.

The joint venture partners are also developing the $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane.

Internationally acclaimed Brisbane sculptor Lindy Lee was recently announced as the first artist in a multi-million public art procurement project for Queen’s Wharf Brisbane with more Queensland artists soon to be announced.

“We are creating world class destinations so we’re proud to be helping showcase local artists to interstate and international audiences,” Hodge said.