Stephanie Stroud

Medium: Mixed Media
Location: Roslindale House

A life-long of Southeastern Massachusetts, I am intrigued by the seasons and variation in landscape in New England. I work in collage because I enjoy the process and tactile experience involved with assembling to create while appreciating the forgiveness and immediacy of collage.  I use various kinds of paper and paint them to create or accentuate their natural texture.  Incorporating branches that I have collected into my collages creates dimensionality and an element of the unexpected while combining encaustic painting with collage has brought a distinctive brush mark into my process that I have sought.  Resulting in traditional landscapes created in an unconventional way that always invite a second look.