A selection of Susan’s paintings from her Home Gardens and Environmental painting series.
“The garden is the place that I go to create. The garden is the subject matter that I have explored for many years and it is also a metaphor that continues to nurture my personal vision. This has resulted in several garden series: southern, home, folk, environmental and visionary gardens. Many of my ideas come from direct observation in a garden, working with gouache or acrylic on-site, and finishing the work in my studio. This leads to larger paintings on canvas and is a fluid process between perception and imagination. This intuitive and intellectual process of design is important to my art. Composition is an exciting problem to solve as I work with pattern, color, and space in my work. The more that I work in my garden, the more I learn about myself and my connection to the earth.”