Suzanne Rees - Painting and Mixed Media
At the bottom of my work is a love of drawing, mark making and color. All of these elements are a language to me. How they relate to one another in the space they inhabit, creates a story or a moment.
Although trained as a sculptor, I primarily focus on 2 dimensional work. My work, however, has continued to be described as sculptural or existing in sculptural or real space.
I always approach painting with a degree of discomfort and excitement. I am a process painter in that, I have no preconceived idea of what I am going to paint, and I want the process to show throughout the work. Abstract in nature, I blend drawing and painting, to evoke nature and life. Most of my paintings use mixed media.
I grew up in and around the wooded landscapes of Chester County, PA. I received my BFA from Parson's School of Design, and went on to do my graduate work at The Rinehart School of Sculpture, part of The Maryland Institute College of Art.
Over the years I began to explore painting in earnest with a focus on color and the moods that brushwork and mark making can create. I live in the city of Poughkeepsie with my two best friends, my cairn terriers Henry and Angie, and I am currently working on a children’s picture book about Henry.