Painting Statement

My work develops from a search for the inveiglements of color, depth, and texture and for the questions and discoveries of physical and philosophical puzzles. My art is infused with long-time interests: spatial depth, a composition that fills the space, the use of tactile media, and a brush-laden mark.

My Oyster Shell paintings are inspired by the stories-high oyster shell stacks that proliferate near my summer studio in Nahcotta, on the Long Beach peninsula in Washington state. I began a series of Oyster Shell paintings there in 2006, when I was a resident at the Espy Foundation in Oysterville. Each shell’s personality and essential luminosity are in the process of transmogrifying into new forms and relationships.

May, 2018

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Tone Poem - Blue Umbra

Painting by Joan Stuart Ross

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Fan Vertebrae

Painting by Joan Stuart Ross

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Quo Vadis

Painting by Joan Stuart Ross

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Tone Poem - Twilight Triptych

Painting by Joan Stuart Ross

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Tone Poem - Rosy Fingered Dawn

Painting by Joan Stuart Ross

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Outermost

Painting by Joan Stuart Ross

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Inside Out

Painting by Joan Stuart Ross

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Dancers

Painting by Joan Stuart Ross

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Mother of Pearl

Painting by Joan Stuart Ross

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Aqua Boat

Painting by Joan Stuart Ross

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