Ophelia Staton

Artist Statement/Bio

All people have a gift. What is done with the gift makes people divine.

Creating gives me the freedom to use my gift. I am Ophelia Staton, a mixed media artist living in Creedmoor, NC. This freedom of creating is like no other I have ever experienced, and my gift is to inspire others.

I paint to express myself. Each mark, scribble or stroke of my brush is a conversation between me, my materials and the substrate. I show up and begin working with no preconceived notions or ideas of the end result. I see the process of painting as a journey and I am intrigued by the unknown of where each mark or stroke will take me.

I absolutely love working in layers. I invite the viewer to come closer and notice that there is more beneath the surface. My goal is to create a work of art that will engage the viewer and foster a dialogue, and that the viewer will be inspired to find his or her own connection with my work.

About My Work

I am mainly an abstract painter, with a love for color and marks.

Email: sstaton3@nc.rr.com

Website: www.opheliasart.blogspot.com

Phone: (919) 939-1996