The Art of Susan Hanlon - Tampa, Florida Oil Painter.ARTIST’S STATEMENT
“Life without Art would be unlivable.” Steven Soderbergh
Art is creation that offers so much possibility for the artist and their viewer: illustrating a story...a point of view... capturing beautiful gesture, communicating a feeling...presenting the simple essence of daily life through one's unique point of view, be it in a landscape, portrait, figure, or still life, etcetera. I have been studying art, painting and drawing for the past 15 years in various mediums. Since 2003, however, I became captivated by the richness and diversity of painting in oil, and since then it has been my medium of choice. The paintings I now create for exhibition and sale are primarily done in this medium. It is my hope that my works convey a sense of poetry and rhythm to the viewer.
Because of my viewpoint on the nature of art as stated above, I do not limit myself to a particular aspect of art: be it landscape, portraiture, figurative, or still life, etcetera. All these things are worthy of painting, so I paint them as I am moved by the Spirit to do so.