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Irene Stapleford: paintings, prints, felt accessories

West Concord, Massachusetts

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Announcement    Thanks for visiting my etsy shop, hope you'll stay and look around a while.

Inspired by landscapes, dreams, and memories, I make paintings incorporating energetic gesture, layered color, organic geometry such as tree branches, triangle or dot patterns, and sometimes digitally manipulated figures or objects via image transfer.

Upstretched arms of tree branches, tracing imperceptible yet undeniable growth and linear form, has been a recurring theme, both in landscape and abstraction. Working outside painting directly from the subject allows particular, distinct tree “personalities” to emerge. Trees affect quality of life, yet are overlooked and underappreciated: unsung climate change heroes, property value anchors, intelligent elders, and constant, gracious companions.

For more artwork, visit me at my art web sites, irenestapleford.com and wantknot.etsy.com, and follow me on Instagram at irene.stapleford.

Please contact me for more accurate custom shipping quote to your location in the U.S. or internationally. Any image in my shop can be printed as an affordable, limited edition archival print or greeting card, just ask, and specify which images you'd like. I make every effort to use recycled packing and shipping materials, ensuring your artwork arrives safely, and is doing its small part for the environment. No packing peanuts, ever! But plenty of repurposed amazon boxes and cushioned pouches.

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Last updated on Jul 20, 2022

Thanks for visiting my etsy shop, hope you'll stay and look around a while.

Inspired by landscapes, dreams, and memories, I make paintings incorporating energetic gesture, layered color, organic geometry such as tree branches, triangle or dot patterns, and sometimes digitally manipulated figures or objects via image transfer.

Upstretched arms of tree branches, tracing imperceptible yet undeniable growth and linear form, has been a recurring theme, both in landscape and abstraction. Working outside painting directly from the subject allows particular, distinct tree “personalities” to emerge. Trees affect quality of life, yet are overlooked and underappreciated: unsung climate change heroes, property value anchors, intelligent elders, and constant, gracious companions.

For more artwork, visit me at my art web sites, irenestapleford.com and wantknot.etsy.com, and follow me on Instagram at irene.stapleford.

Please contact me for more accurate custom shipping quote to your location in the U.S. or internationally. Any image in my shop can be printed as an affordable, limited edition archival print or greeting card, just ask, and specify which images you'd like. I make every effort to use recycled packing and shipping materials, ensuring your artwork arrives safely, and is doing its small part for the environment. No packing peanuts, ever! But plenty of repurposed amazon boxes and cushioned pouches.

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Painting, sewing, composing color and form

My etsy shop is a venue for sharing images of artwork. Everything I make is an investigation and celebration of color and form. I find never-ending inspiration in tree branches; sudden compositions, images and colors from my mind's eye; dreams; landscapes, skies, birds and trees observed while driving, walking, or just looking out my windows.

I paint outside, en plein air, and in my basement studio, where I can lay out several panels at once and spread coat after coat of acrylic medium and atmospheric colors. I sometimes use painter's tape to mask patterns of triangles or stripes. For the image transfer process, I employ photoshop and a color laser printer to enlarge and color enhance my own drawings or scans of vintage images.

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  • Irene Stapleford

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Lifelong artist; always a maker, runs in the family. Earned my BA and MFA in fine art. Graphic designer by day, painting or sewing nights and weekends. Exhibiting paintings as often as possible.

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