Susan Brown

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Painting and drawing have always been part of my life since I can remember. My current work is inspired by Diebenkorn, Matisse, and the late Monet paintings. My work relies on color, form and pattern, in that order. I am best described as a colorist who blends reality and imagination.

I work in acrylic, oil and watercolor. I especially enjoy painting in acrylics for the boldness of the palette options and ability to add texture to my paintings, however, the flow of watercolor offers freedom and “happy surprises” which add to the immediacy of my paintings. Oil gives me the ability to add depth and fluency, as well as a range of color and texture effects.

I have found in my street scenes and similar "location" series of paintings a love of solving the geometry and ability to create a sense of place. The emotional attachment to home and familiar places is very important to me. I hope when you view these paintings you feel recognition, even if you haven't been there in person.

My aim is to evoke in the viewer the sense of joy and discovery I experience as I create and present paintings.

Currently, I am teaching workshops at Ghost Ranch, NM, where Georgia O'Keeffe lived and worked. The next session will hopefully be Aug.22-28. Please visit my website, www.susanbrownfineart.com for more information.
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