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Hello friends and art lovers,

Yikes, my last newsletter title had the word "winter" in it. It was a long wait but today a switch flipped on to SUMMER!

I used my time in the studio over the last few months to develop a new series, and YOU are the first to see it in its entirety. The title of this developing series is Out On A Limb, and this statement explains why:

"The aged elk bone I discovered on a wilderness hike near my home in the Wyoming Tetons has become the catalyst for my developing a new painting series—as well as fulfilling a long-time desire to pay homage to one of my favorite artists: Georgia O’Keeffe.

The found bone made me realize the subtle extent to which O’Keeffe has been a career-long influence. Among my favorites are O’Keefe’s bone paintings, now a springboard of inspiration as I push my landscape paintings in an provocative new direction with this series, Out On A Limb.

Floating in the foreground above the local landscapes I depict, the bones of local wildlife find new character and meaning. In these paintings I honor the importance of what is wild in our world, continue their memory, and respect their individual lives. By portraying their underlying spirit, their timeless essence, I place value on their existence - past and future.

Conservationist, naturalist and philosopher Aldo Leopold wrote: “There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot.”

I cannot."
Out On A Limb 16" x 24" watercolor on silver shikishi
Georgia On My Mind
These paintings, along with their smaller landscape studies, will be exhibited at Horizon Fine Art in Jackson. The show is titled All Women. All Wyoming! and will feature four of Horizon's Wyoming Women artists. It will run from July 1-30, with a reception Saturday, July 2 from 4-7pm. Please come see them (and me) in person!!!
Click on the image below, or on this LINK to be magically transported to view a flip-book of the collection. Once the "book" appears you will have the option to click on the bottom right of your screen for full screen viewing. (Bigger screens are better, sorry mobile phone viewers, afterall, it is a book.)
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If that's not enough visual stimulation for you, visit my YouTube channel - Kay Stratman Studio - to see two of the paintings come alive with music and up close views. (See, I have been busy.)
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Finally, a new professional portrait! I thank Flo McCall Photography and Jamie Kramer at Balance Salon for their expertise and artistry.

Please contact me to inquire about available work, gallery representation and commissions, via email (kay@kaystratman.com), or through my website, or social media using the symbols below.

Be well, stay in touch,

Kay
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