Artists / 2021 Artists

Susan Lynn

Rockport, MA | susanlynnwatercolors.com

“Primarily a landscape painter, I am captivated by the interplay between light and land. I believe that nature is a subject that speaks to the viewer in a visceral way, tapping into universal memories, emotions, and the human connection to the world around us. I am moved by the evening light hitting a stand of prairie grasses, the movement of water, the shadows crossing a winding road. Evoking a sense of light and atmosphere is a persistent theme of my work.

“The early part of my career was spent working as an architectural illustrator, a practice that requires an understanding of perspective, cast shadows, reflections, and a constant study of how color behaves under varying light conditions. It was, as it turned out, a fantastic training ground for a realist painter. I work both in watercolor and oil, both en plein air and in studio. Painting en plein air affords me a keener awareness of the unique qualities of light that give one a sense of place. I take the studies, the memories, and the sensory experiences of that practice back into the studio to draw on for my larger works.”

[Pages for online purchasing will be activated later in the week of March 29]

The Memory of Rain, watercolor on paper, 26″ x 32″, $4,500
Desert Dreams, oil on panel, 32″ x 44″, $8,600

West Texas Horizon, watercolor on paper, 23″ x 38″, $4,500
Desert Canyon Light, watercolor on paper, 10″ x 16″, $900
Cloudburst, oil on panel, 13″ x 16″, $1,000
The Source, watercolor on paper, 15″ x 18″, $1,500

Vespers, oil on canvas panel, 13″ x 16″, $1,000




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