JAG Featured Member Artist
My goal as an abstract artist is to create a provocative image that encourages viewers to look further. Layer by layer, I build up the painting then obscure or unearth parts of it. This back and forth creates a dialogue that determines the direction of the piece.
I use a variety of tools and techniques. Acrylic paints figure prominently, as well as paper which I find or embellish and use as collage elements. Stamping, scratching, adding found objects and creating three-dimensional areas are all fair game. Kitchenware shops, hardware stores and antique markets are some of my favorite hunting grounds for non-traditional tools and elements.
As I work on the painting, adding elements, I may be drawn to certain areas which I will then enhance; conversely I may cloud areas to create a sense of mystery. As I let the painting speak to me, I aim to develop a composition that will pique curiosity, inviting viewers to sit a bit and enjoy my imagery.
For more information on Susan's work visit her website: https://www.artworkbysusansmith.com
AWARDS / RECOGNITION
2007 Frederick Community College, art students exhibit
Best in Show
2011 Frederick County Art Association Show
2013 Maryland Orchid Society Art Show
First Place, Best in Show
2016 SoMMA Show
2016 SoMMA Show
2017 SoMMA Juried Show,
2017 SoMMA Juried Show
2019 SoMMA Juried Show
The Art Center Cooperative, Inc. (TAC)
The Society of Mixed Media Artists (SoMMa)
The Jacksonville Artists' Guild (JAG)
Here are Some of Susan's Works:
(Click on the image to view the piece in it's entirety and find out more about the work)
Take a look at our Previous Featured Artist (just click on the name to see their work)
Roger Bailey . Michael Cenci . Mary McAllister . Jim Pearce . Sophie Dare Dentiste
Annelies Dykgraaf . Helen Ashmead . Lisa Lofton . Marlene Scheer . Shari Riepe . Cookie Davis
Dana Delarme . Stephanie Pyren . Doug Johnson . Julie Feldman . Doreen Hardie . Leila Griffith
Come back next week to find out about another one of our members!