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Thalia Stratton WaterhouseGallery

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10 x 8 Oil
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Representing Thalia Stratton

Trained as an illustrator, I am naturally drawn to narrative and to using my work to suggest a story. These works are of unidentifiable but real subjects, and they are meant to be accessible to anyone’s imagination. My process begins as recording a specific moment at a specific place, and then transforming it into a fictional scene in order to create a powerful and distinct mood. My approach to color and light is in the forefront of my style, and is the main contribution to this transformation into mood: a limited palette of muted, sophisticated darks, minimal intensity, subtle values, along with the clarity of white to indicate how light plays off forms and seems to intensify darkness. With an expanded sense of place, I want viewers to feel so welcomed into the scene that they can create their own story of sense of place, and even imagined memories of what may have happened then and there.

Whether indicating backlighting or the warm soft glow of a quiet interior, whether tracing fleeting streams of light to achieve a graphic or dramatic effect, I strive for timeless transformed from the everyday moment, building a window into a visual dialogue with the viewer’s boundless imagination.

 

Please call 805-962-8885 or email us (art@waterhousegallery.com) For more details.

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