When I'm asked why I paint, I find it difficult to answer.
What I do know for sure is that I need to paint just as I need to breathe. Art is a part of who and what I am and stirs my heart and soul. I need to get my image onto paper or canvas be it a landscape, a still life, floral, or marine painting. What draws me in initially is color or it could be free association as paint mingles. It entices me. Then I begin to focus on light, values and line. I try to capture the majesty of Mother Nature.
When I worked in college administration, I would spend my weekends with my camera and during the week I would paint at night from my reference photos. Necessity made me a studio painter. Now, in retirement, I have the time and luxury to plein air paint. However I find there are too many distractions, so a studio painter I remain.
SUZANNE L. CANNER
25 Savona Ave
Englewood FL 34223
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