Osceola, Wisconsin-based visual artist, Rob Stangroom, has been honing his creative skills as an abstract painter for the past several years. Inspiration for much of his work comes from his passion for the environment. A trail runner and kayaker, his time spent on the St. Croix River informs many aspects of his paintings – notably his use of natural features as metaphor when exploring our own nature and aging.
Three paintings from a newly released collection titled “Tending to Threads”, reflect a shift to exploring the resilience of humankind in the face of seeming insurmountable challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. They are: “Adaptation”, “Endurance”, and “Perseverance”.
Rob works in mixed media, predominantly acrylics, and is noted for the textures he incorporates into many of his works. He works on cradled wood panels to support the weight of the texture he creates and also for the depth relief it presents when hung on a wall. He is self-taught, and has developed a firm foundation through carefully selected programs and mentors, including Nicholas Wilton, Lorna Crane, Melinda Tidwell and Sergio Gomez.
You can see more of his work at his website: www.robstangroom.com and on Instagram: @robstangroomart. Inquiries and questions about his work are welcomed at firstname.lastname@example.org