Angela Stratton sought her education in the masters tradition of academic realism at The Reilly League of Artists, Inc. under Cesare Borgia; to include Portrait, Figure, Picture making, Still Life and Landscapes in various mediums and styles with particular emphasis on oil techniques. The masters have a strong impact on her work but she adheres to expressing her own personal presentation of painting. Art is her passion – she continues independent studies through various Workshops and Demonstration Lecture series, as she believes an art education is a lifetime adventure.
Since 1978 Angela has built an impressive body of work, and exhibits in the tri-state area in juried and group shows. Her works hang in private collections in the United States, Puerto Rico, England, and Hong Kong. She was formerly represented for portraits by the Grand Central Art Galleries in NYC, and is currently affiliated with numerous organizations; Salmagundi Club, American Artists Professional League, Portrait Society of America, C.L.Wolfe Art Club, Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists, Art League of LI, Huntington Arts Council, Suburban Art League and Art League of Nassau County.
Angela was one of the Judges for The 11th Annual Multimedia Art Show, Town of Brookhaven 2007; President of the Reilly League of Artists 1982, 1983; Judge for the Westchester Beaux Arts Final 1984.
As a prize winning artist, her achievements are not limited to painting alone. She finds many rewards teaching drawing and painting to teens and adults.
I was inspired to become an artist in my early years of employment at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. While wandering the great halls of the Metropolitan I was immensely intrigued by the great masters and the style of realism.
My preference is working from life – it is such a wonderful connection between the artist and the model, the creation of your still life or the many pleasing views in ‘plein air’ landscapes.
It is a joy teaching and sharing my knowledge of traditional realism and am especially pleased at the resurgence of this genre of art so evident today. Whether teaching, or working in my studio, or in painting/sketch groups, or the great outdoors, I love being able to dedicate each and every day to the ‘art of creating’.