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lark stratton

Having grown up in the west, I was influenced by the wide open vistas of land on the high plains and the Rocky Mountains. I was a potter/ceramic artist for nearly a quarter of a century, and showed in many galleries across the U.S., including the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery.  Now as a painter, I'm excited by the power of color and bold strokes, something that was not available to me when I worked in clay. I am a daily painter and start painting every morning before doing just about anything else, often in my pj's.

My paintings are filled with mark-making and texture with bold, rich pigment for people who love being surrounded by color. I like painting small, 8x10 or less, since this has allowed me to complete a painting every day since January 2019. I strongly believe that everyone deserves to have original art in their homes and this size makes it affordable and makes my mission within reach. I especially love painting flowers, some from my garden or a "You Pick" which is near by. This photo of me was taken there after I gathered a huge bouquet that I was so excited to start painting.

It is comments like these from my collectors that inspires me to put my art out into the world and hopefully brighten your own world.

I am gazing at my most recent purchase now - it makes me happy every time I see it! - Jessica W (private collector)

Oh, Lark, I received your painting today and it is absolutely beautiful! ❤❤❤ The pictures don't even begin to do it justice! The colors are so vibrant. I love, love, love it!!  - Patti B

Dear Lark, thanks again for creating some of the beauty that surrounds me. Your work brings me peace because it grounds me in the natural world.  Lissett S (private collector)

​​​​​​​I'm excited to share my work with you and thank you for taking a look at my gallery!

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