Holiday Show

Crab Apple, 2020. Graphite & oil on panel, 5x7"". Radius Gallery in Missoula. November -December 2020. 120 North Higgins Avenue. (406) 541-7070 www.radiusgallery.com Sign up to visit this popular annual show!

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Loop & Line

Cloud Shadows, 2014. Graphite & oil on art board. Loop & Line: Jewelry by Carla Bissinger & Art Work by Stephanie J. Frostad. Brunswick Gallery, November 14 - 19th. Please email sjfrostad@gmail.com to secure a slot for visiting this brief show in downtown Missoula!

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Small Works

Messenger II, 2019. Graphite & oil on wood panel, 14x11". The Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. This holiday show runs 9 November - 24 December, 2020.

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Artist's Statement

As a narrative painter my objective is to present the essential elements of a story: a character or two, a sense of place and time, a moment of connection, tension or reflection. I seek figures, symbols and scenarios that are both personally compelling and socially relevant. With careful measures of clarity and ambiguity, I hope to create imaginative space for viewers to bring their own perspectives and experiences into the tale. One of my supreme joys is hearing stories that arise in response to the paintings.

Thematically I am concerned with traditions, stereotypes and myths that shape identity as well as relationships to home and family, to work, community and place. I explore these with equal interest in the actual and the metaphorical, striving always to combine convincing naturalism with provocative symbolism.

Higher Ground, 2018. Graphite & oil on wood panel, 16x20". Sold
Higher Ground, 2018. Graphite & oil on wood panel, 16x20". Sold
Dreamer, 2019. Graphite & oil on wood panel, 18x24". Sold
Dreamer, 2019. Graphite & oil on wood panel, 18x24". Sold