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Gracia Dayton


Gracia Dayton a Lexington, MA resident, received her BS in Art Education from Skidmore College, and has since attended many schools, including the DeCordova Museum School, California School of Fine Arts, Boston University, San Francisco State University, and Bennington College.

Artist Statement

Landscapes provide me with an endless menu of inspiration – the changing seasons, times of day and weather…My favorite time is fall when colors allow me to be outrageous with color. Watercolors used with wet paper lend surprise and wonderful soft edges for skies and foliage. The dark trees, strong vertical and white birches add a crispness and punctuation to the amorphous shapes. The challenge is always to create pieces that are less literal and exciting in color, composition and media.

Color is the trigger for my paintings. Whether it is a landscape or a composition inspired by symbols, color influences the work.

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