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Artist Suzan Fox


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Biography


Just the challange of painting in the ancient medium of Egg Tempera is my motivation! I love that connection to the past. Starting from scratch and mixing pigments with yolk. Inspiration comes from many different sources. Nature, politics, world events, my family, anything from a museum visit to sitting by a pond. 
 
Growing up in a family of artists Suzan Fox never really thought of being anything else!
After attending Paier and Silvermine art schools in Connecticut, she worked in fashion illustration and advertising, continuing to freelance for major comic strips and comic books. This included Orphan Annie, Juliet Jones, Disney, Marvel  and DC. Retiring from comics, she decided to paint full time. It was at this point the award winning artist explored egg tempera and studied with Koo Schadler. She states, "My interest in egg tempera began when I was a child . I observed my aunt, painter and illustrator, Lorraine Fox mixing pigments with egg yolk, it fascinated me. From that point on it was always in my head to try this strange concoction!"
Fox's approach is narrative. Her work has been described as intuitive and whimsical. Using a cast of characters, including her daughter, birds, fairies and her dogs, she'll make a statement about the environment, nature or politics. "I enjoy a subtle point of view. Even if the subject is harsh, I'll convey it with a pretty picture. Purely because I love to paint pretty pictures with a twist."
 
Suzan Fox has been exhibiting and winning awards for her egg tempera paintings since 1999.  In 2015, her painting, What If... was featured in Still Point Arts Quarterly, a publication showcasing artists and writers. Her paintings are also featured in the 2016 publication, Art Compass.  Since 2009 she has been teaching an Introduction to Egg Tempera course at the Gallery on the Green in Canton, Connecticut.
 
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