I hope you enjoy your visit.
Please click on any of the collections in the menu to see various groups of my paintings, or travel with me by visiting the 2013 Plein Air Odyssey Map and 2013 Plein Air Odyssey Blog. You might also want to select Biography, Vision, or Social Action to learn a bit more about me, enjoy lots of photos in my Scrapbook, or jump to many art education sites in Art Links
I’d love to hear your comments or questions via the Contact Susi form.
Thank you for visiting my site!
- 2013 Plein Air Odyssey Map
Follow along as Dave (my husband) and I journey from Arizona to Alaska and back to Ohio this year. Our 2013 Plein Air Odyssey Map will pinpoint the location of every painting I make—even the flingers.
So, consider this the proverbial postcard from a travelling friend—
Wish you were here!
- 2013 Plein Air Odyssey Blog
I have found plein air painting on location to be a nice way to meet people, having built many personal bridges throughout my travels. One of my goals on this journey is to connect with artists along the way. What better way to improve my work and to find picturesque spots than painting en masse with local experts?
I will be sharing stories about my new painting friends and the intriguing sites we see together in the 2013 Plein Air Odyssey blog.
- Recent Works Collection
- USA Northeast Collection
In June of 2012, I joined 50 other passionate "plein air" painters at Eric Rhoads’ Publisher’s Invitational in the Adirondacks. Fantastic mountain and lake scenery, great weather, and wonderful friendships guaranteed a memorable week, and gave birth to the Adirondack Mountain Painters who plan to gather here annually.
- USA Northwest Collection
Glacier, Yellowstone and Grand Teton are three of my favorite USA National Parks.
Each day offers an impressionistic painter new delights and challenges—in addition to sharing the "plein air" with grazing bison, curious mountain goats, nervous moose, and the occasional bear.
- USA Southwest Collection
Only through intense and repeated study can a plein air artist find the beauty hidden in the desert.
Three months of volunteering each morning with Habitat for Humanity and painting each afternoon in the three National and two State parks near Tucson whetted my appetite to go back for more—despite the inevitable cactus needle scratches I endured!
- Canada Northwest Collection
British Columbia and Alberta abound in spectacular vistas, and plentiful provincial and national parks make the scenery remarkably accessible.
Traveling by RV gave me time for numerous plein air studies, and the inspiration for a large studio work from Lake Louise.
- Alaska Collection
The towering peaks and expansive vistas of British Columbia, Yukon Territory, Alaska, Alberta, Montana, and Wyoming inspire awe and joy at nature’s majesty. You’ll find a few of my plein air studies in the Alaska, USA Northwest, and Canada Northwest collections.
Four and a half months in an RV in 2009 capturing impressionistic paintings of such wonders was truly a life highlight for me, and I am thrilled to be planning a reprise in 2013 when we will kickoff at the Plein Air Convention in Carmel, California and then tour the northwest for six months.
Here are some Other Collections for your enjoyment.
We all like to think that our work has some meaning in a broader life context, which I try to briefly relate in my Vision statement.
For those who may wonder about the person behind the work, this brief Biography provides a bit of background about me.
An important part of my life is giving back to the community that has nurtured me, so I am happy to share my feelings about Social Action.
Looking back over my completed work always brings a flood of memories and emotions from my time and experience of that space.
The Scrapbook contains some favorite photos of me and those places.
Michelangelo wrote, "A man paints with his brains and not with his hands." We all know that improvement requires lots of practice, continuous study, and meaningful conversation with fellow artists.
My Art Links lead to a few sites that I find helpful.
I look forward to the comments and questions you submit using my Contact Susi form!