Artists / 2021 Artists

Susan Lynn

Rockport, MA |

“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.”

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
SOLD. 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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