Radius Gallery

Pillar of Cloud, 2021. Graphite & oil on wood panel, 36x24". New work by Julia Galloway and Stephanie J. Frostad at Radius Gallery in June 2022. 120 Higgins Avenue, Missoula. 406.541.7070. View the art work on line at www.radiusgallery.com

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Women Celebrate Birds

Magpie in Flight, 2022. Graphite & oil on art board, 8x10". April 8th - May 1st, 2022. A group show of avian art by Jean Albus, Uschi Carpenter, Kate Davis, Sally Friou, Stephanie Frostad, Diane Olhoeft, Karen Savory, Cynthia Swidler, Renee Taaffe, Gail Trenfield & Cathy Weber at Zootown Arts & Community Center. 216 West Main Street, Missoula. Information: 406.549.7555

 

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Artist of the West

Harvester: Beans , 2021. Graphite & oil on wood panel, 10x8". "Narratives in Oil and Empathy" appears in the Winter issue of Big Sky Journal. I'm honored by Melissa Mylchreest's perspectives on my art, and the generous layout by Geoff Hill. To read the article and see the artworks discussed, please use the "Learn More" link below.

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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