Thomas Stratton paintings at CWC

Margaretville — An exhibition of watercolors, acrylics and oils by artist Thomas Stratton is now on view at the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC), 905 Main Street, Margaretville.
The work will be displayed through the end of December and can be seen weekdays (except holidays) from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tom Stratton is a contemporary realist whose paintings convey the simple beauty found in everyday subjects. The Hudson Valley-based artist portrays serene landscapes and common occurrences while deliberately avoiding the artifacts of modern life. Primarily known as a watercolorist, Stratton also works in oils, acrylics and other media.

The compelling use of light and shadow to create mood, and his remarkably detailed photo-realistic style have made Stratton’s work highly sought. His paintings have been exhibited at and collected by galleries, museums and individuals throughout the US, and in Canada, Europe and Japan.

Tom was born in 1945 in Tarrytown. His creative parents gave him a box of watercolors and a book
of prints by famous watercolorists when he was five, and supported his natural talents as he grew.
He studied at SUNY New Paltz where he earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in art education in 1970. He taught art for the next 11 years, before starting a small subsistence farm in Krumville, which provided him with abundant subject matter and left a lasting influence on his work with its prominent themes of rural simplicity and work at daily chores.

Images of his work have appeared in Conservationist magazine, Ladies Home Journal, Cape Cod Life magazine, and television’s “P.M. Magazine.”
For more information, go to www.cwconline.org, or call toll-free 877 928-7433 or 586-1400.