Artist Mona Stratos was born in Massachusetts, went to the Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia and lived many years in New York City and Westchester County, rich with the history of the Hudson River School.
For the past twenty years she has lived in Woodstock, Connecticut, landscape painting, traveling to the shores of the Cape to her beloved Provincetown, home to generations of ancestors who fished from schooners that traveled to the Grand Banks, to the rugged coast of Maine and the mountains of New Hampshire. Her primary medium is oil.
Mona has won awards for her paintings from the Cape Cod Art Association where she was an elected artist to Lyme Art Association placing first for New England Landscape show juried by Don Demers. She has exhibited in many juried shows from Connecticut Plein Air Painters and the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts.
Group shows include Fire House Gallery in New London and Addison Gallery in Orleans, Massachusetts. Solo show at Quinebaug College in Danielson, Connecticut. Mona was also an artist in Residence at the Century House in Nantucket, Massachusetts and is in many private collections.
Mona has studied at the Worcester Art Museum, with David Lussier and Pamela Simpson Lussier, Camille Przwodek, John Trainer and Jerry Weiss.
These days Mona can mostly be found working in her studio on large format works of still-lifes, as well as, the landscapes of New England.