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Focal Point: Suzanne DeCuir
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Exquisite juxtapositions of light and shadow, form and space.
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The Artist Says:
From parked cars to silos to surfboards, I am drawn to the abstract shapes found in urban and rural landscapes as well as simple, stripped-down images including a single figure or two.
I believe it's possible to create an interesting painting from just about any subject, as long as there is some dynamic interplay among the colors, some tension from shape to shape, and some mix of finished and unfinished areas to draw the eye. By applying oils over acrylics I can rapidly create many layers, and explore texture and line, as well. I am inspired by the work of Edouard Vuillard, Richard Diebenkorn, and Milton Avery.
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During my forties, I stumbled into my career after my father gave me some paints he no longer needed. While living in LA, I found a a great series of workshops at Otis College of Art and Design taught by Franklyn Liegel. A job move with my husband and daughters in 2007 brought me to Bellevue, Washington. After earlier stints working in health care and independent bookstore ownership, I have completed my escape from the real world and am lucky enough to do what I like all the time. I have an MA and BA in English from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
Lucia Douglas Gallery, Bellingham, WA, October 22- November 21, 2009
Eastside Association of Fine Arts 34th Annual Exhibition, Bellevue, Washington, Oct. - Nov. 2009
River Gallery, La Conner, Washington, March 2009
Eastside Association of Fine Arts 33rd Annual Exhibition, Redmond, Washington, Nov.-Dec 2008
River Gallery, La Conner, Washington, March - April 2008
Home Box Office Television Network (HBO) Corporate offices, Santa Monica, California, October 2007
Watermark Book Company, Anacortes, Washington, August 2007
Lynn Craig Memorial Award, Eastside Association of Fine Arts 34th Annual Exhibition, Bellevue, WA 2009
Second Place, Eastside Association of Fine Arts 33rd Annual Exhibition, Redmond, WA 2008
First Place, Oil and Oil Pastels, The Artist's Magazine Online Competition, The Artist's Magazine, July/August issue, 2007
Artwork selected by King County Library Foundation for use in notecards to be published 2010
"Brave New Day," The Artist's Magazine, July/August issue, 2007
"Artist Pulls Serenity from Simplicity in 'Just a Moment'," Signal Tribune, June 4, 2007
Artwork selected for use in Mysterious California, a documentary film examining the novels of Laurie R. King and other regional authors. Film was produced and directed by William McDonald and Pamela Beere Briggs in association with California Center for the Book.
B.A., M.A. English, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
Drawing courses, Loyola University, Rome campus, Italy
Painting courses, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
Oil Painters of America
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society
Women Painters West