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Joyce Stratton

My paintings are abstract mixed media on wood panel or cotton rag museum board.  I incorporate acrylic paint, gesso, ink, oil pastel, charcoal, graphite and collage elements.  For me the process is problem solving, adding and subtracting and always showing a history of the process through layering.

The most important elements in my work are texture and expressive line.  A painting begins with a word or phrase as the impetus and then becomes process driven.  Complex and quiet, I hope meditative and thought provoking.