Painting, for me, is about shape and pattern and color. Reality is where I start, but more and more it becomes a jumping off point to somewhere else – to a paring down of form, a heightening of color, an unexpected color combination. I like working within a theme, and often paint multiple versions of the same subject. My favorite medium is pastel. I love pastels for their luscious color, their immediacy, and their dual identity as a painting and drawing tool. With them, I never have to wait for paint to dry!
I also like printmaking, collage, and more recently, paper cutting. You can see some of these pieces in my Etsy Shop, called StraterPaper.
Stewart Hall Art Rental, Pointe Claire, Quebec
Edgewater Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont
Nest, Dedham, Massachusetts