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|The following, submitted February 2005, is from the artist.|
Stratton was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and studied at the College of
Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California. Stratton began her art career
in Pioneer Square, the art district of Seattle, where she was the
administrative director of a gallery and atelier. Stratton now lives
and works in both Atlanta and Savannah.
Inspired by the Hudson
River School landscape painter George Inness and contemporary painter
Gerhard Richter, Stratton combines photo realism and reductive tonalism
with the goal of creating quiet, meditative landscapes with a strong
sense of color and composition.
Describing her work as
"realism that captures fleeting moments that have to do with light,"
Stratton isolates aspects of a place; then with sensitivity to form and
composition she creates luminous landscapes and meditative spaces.
Stratton uses landscape as a form of exploration of memory by drawing
the viewer into a place that feels familiar and distant, tangible and
Exhibition venues include the Whatcom Museum of
History and Art in Washington, and Stratton has been published in
"American Artist" magazine. Collections holding her work include The
Federal Reserve of Minneapolis, The U.S. Department of State in
Washington, D.C. and Texaco Incorporated of New York City.
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