Cafe Talia - zandra Stratford
Enjoy cafe Talia's rustic charm, read great magazines and drink fair trade organic coffees and teas on historic Hereford Avenue. The Global Peasant food blog enthuses, "this sweet little spot combines a casual European flair with a kicked back West Coast vibe."
Zandra Stratford is a West Coast abstract painter whose work is continually evolving. Known for her textural, bold topographic pieces, her recent work is at once more defined and yet less structural.
Stratford studied printmaking at the Victoria College of Art, after more than a decade’s experience as an advertising Art Director. This informs her work’s cadence, graphic sensibility and declarative confidence.
Employing a kind of subconscious semiotic, she works in muted tones punctuated by semi-symbols, almost recognizable repeating characters as though conveying a disrupted signal, or dream-remembered language.