PRINT March 1966

An Interview with Peter Stroud

Q: Would I be correct in assuming that you are a one-image painter?

A: Yes, you could call me a one-image painter.

Q: How do you arrive at the basic structure of your work?

A: I think I use a two stage process. First, my painting is initially conceptualized through drawing. The basic function of drawing––in its widest sense––has to be taken into consideration. In other words, drawing as either exploration or as the concretization of a motif or an emblem, which is going to be the carrier or seminal vehicle for an idea. This idea is going to become the vehicle for color and emotion. The type of motif used is something that is particularly related to one’s situation or the influences that tend to be absorbed into one’s life as an artist and, in addition, the extent to which this motif is an effective vehicle for one’s particular ideas at that stage of one’s development. I feel that my paintings

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