wantknot

Irene Stapleford: paintings, prints, felt accessories

West Concord, Massachusetts · 64 Sales

wantknot

Irene Stapleford: paintings, prints, felt accessories

West Concord, Massachusetts 64 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(24)

Announcement   The tension between movement and stillness informs much of my work. I find inspiration in the New England landscape, memory, and dreams. Color is central to the mood and emotional resonance of each painting. Abstract, organic forms are juxtaposed with storytelling or dreamed imagery. Energetic, expressive, and painterly brushstrokes convey insightful, iconic forms, including organic, living geometry of tree branches or plants. Washy glazes of acrylic are gradually applied, sanded away, and sealed under new glazes, creating layered atmospheres of subtle color relationships and patterns of dots, stripes, or triangles.

Image transfer, a digital printmaking technique, may be employed to embed digitally altered versions of vintage or my own photos or illustrations in the composition. The interplay between graphic imagery and painterly color creates exciting juxtapositions and may raise questions about painting vs. printmaking. I consider myself a painter, but have certainly been influenced by my graphic design work, finding much to explore in the intersection of paint and image manipulation software.

Please contact me for more accurate custom shipping quote to your location in the U.S. or internationally. Can make an affordable, limited edition archival print or greeting card from any painting listed in my shop, just ask.

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Last updated on Apr 5, 2017

The tension between movement and stillness informs much of my work. I find inspiration in the New England landscape, memory, and dreams. Color is central to the mood and emotional resonance of each painting. Abstract, organic forms are juxtaposed with storytelling or dreamed imagery. Energetic, expressive, and painterly brushstrokes convey insightful, iconic forms, including organic, living geometry of tree branches or plants. Washy glazes of acrylic are gradually applied, sanded away, and sealed under new glazes, creating layered atmospheres of subtle color relationships and patterns of dots, stripes, or triangles.

Image transfer, a digital printmaking technique, may be employed to embed digitally altered versions of vintage or my own photos or illustrations in the composition. The interplay between graphic imagery and painterly color creates exciting juxtapositions and may raise questions about painting vs. printmaking. I consider myself a painter, but have certainly been influenced by my graphic design work, finding much to explore in the intersection of paint and image manipulation software.

Please contact me for more accurate custom shipping quote to your location in the U.S. or internationally. Can make an affordable, limited edition archival print or greeting card from any painting listed in my shop, just ask.

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5 out of 5 stars
(24)
sherrence

sherrence on Jan 26, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This piece is such a STUNNER!! The detail is even better in person. I absolutely LOVE it. There is not a person who has come to my office that has not commented on it. Many many thanks, Irene!

Angela

Angela on Mar 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These paintings are just wonderful! Irene - you are so talented and I'm delighted to have your works in my home.

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About

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; skies; 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 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.

My sewing area is a long white ledge my husband built for me in a separate area from my painting studio. I keep machine-knit sweaters to repurpose or upcycle organized by color and size, with even very small scraps serving as pops of color to be appliqued on ornaments, mittens or felted bags.

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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.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 2, 2013
Welcome, thanks for stopping by my wantknot shop. Paintings, felted bags and prints from the imagination of Irene Stapleford. Recycled materials work for me, are positive for the environment, and hopefully pleasing to you! Please take a moment to let me know how you found my wantknot shop on etsy.

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Paypal or credit card direct checkout are the preferred methods for payment. I'll accept your personal check and items will ship once check has cleared, please contact me to let me know if you plan to pay that way so we can set up a reserved listing.

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My goal is to have buyers able to connect with and purchase my artwork, so creative solutions always are an option. I am glad to discuss layaway or other gradual payment schedules, possibly even partial barter arrangements. Pricing is based on prior sales from my studio, art galleries and craft shows. Seasonal sale and studio clearance sale pricing is available from time to time. I enjoy offering good deals for purchases of multiple items; if you see a pair or set of prints or paintings that interests you, by all means get in touch and let's talk about a discounted purchase price.
Shipping
Thank you for your purchase from my wantknot shop. I truly appreciate your business. All items ship within two days of payment received, sometimes faster. Will ship as quickly as possible, first class or Priority Mail depending on best pricing and speed for your needs. Please contact me if purchasing multiple items so I can calculate discounted shipping, especially if you are considering prints -- you can add up to 5 prints at no additional shipping cost -- contact me for custom listing for groupings of prints, paintings or bags.

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Contact me for shipping to Australia, Europe and elsewhere. Happy to determine international shipping cost and let you decide. Please take a moment to let me know how you found my wantknot shop. Thanks!
Refunds and Exchanges
I want my customers to be happy. If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase, convo me and return it within 7 days in the same condition you received it for refund of the purchase price, not including the shipping charge. Buyer is responsible for return shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
I try for excellent finish and craftsmanship on my hand sewn and machine sewn items. I hope you'll contact me if under normal use and wear and tear some aspect fails. I will do my best to repair and restore any item I've made in my studio. Prints can be reprinted if damage occurs during shipping.