Mona Stratos is a landscape painter in the Plein Air style and works in oil on linen. She has exhibited in the White Plains Gallery and the Paramount Center For The Arts, both in Westchester, NY. Her work is also in many private collections.
Mona attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, studying with Marshall Glaser. She has participated in workshops including those at the Westchester Arts Workshop in Peekskill, NY, the Jakki Kouffman Plein Air workshop in New Canaan, CT and has studied privately with David Lussier & Pamela Simpson-Lussier in Woodstock, CT, studying the Plein Air tradition. She also studied painting with Nan Hass Feldman at the Worcester Fine Art Museum in Worcester, MA.
Mona's energetic and broad brushwork combined with well defined patterns of light and shadow convey a peaceful atmosphere in her paintings, yet elicit an emotionally charged response. She has been influenced by the Hudson River School for the artists' pantheistic and transcendental philosophies, and looks to the Impressionists for their brushwork and use of color. On the emotional level she says that she admirers the Expressionists for their bold and honest response to nature.
Many of her paintings are of rural Connecticut, as well as, the shores and bays of Massachusetts and Maine.
Mona has exhibited and placed in many juried shows over the years.