fine art paintings
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I am moved to paint in response to landscape, daydreams, and moments observed or half remembered. Atmospheres of layered colors, patterns, and organic geometries such as tree branches are juxtaposed with subtle, unexpected, digitally manipulated image transfers. Compositions often occur to me during the transition from consciousness to sleep. Somewhere between reality and dreaming, these open-ended narratives convey drama, stillness, visual pleasure, and gentle humor.
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A practicing artist and graphic designer, Irene Stapleford earned her BA and MFA in fine art. She has taught classes in both fine art and graphic design at the deCordova, the Worcester Museum of Art, Greenfield Community College, and the University of Southern Maine.