Susan A. Hollis
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Since 1994 she has worked as a professional artist in both oil and pastel. Susan is a Copley Artist at The Copley Society of Boston, a Fellow of The American Artist Professional League in New York, a full member of The Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club in New York and a Master Artist at the Cape Cod Art Association. She has earned Signature memberships in the Pastel Society of America, Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, Connecticut Pastel Society, and Pastel Painters of Maine.
Her work is in the permanent collections of The Provincetown Museum of Art and The Cape Cod Museum of Art. A short video about her was part of the Featured Artist Series at the Orpheum Theater in Chatham, MA.
“The contrasting light on the landscape and surrounding architecture has long been my inspiration. I love the patterns and textures created by the light of each season. As a fiber artist, I interpreted these elements into my weaving; essentially painting with yarn. Now, my works in oil and pastel are focused once again on the coastal landscapes,and skies that have always intrigued me.
There is a rhythm to painting that all artists orchestrate for themselves, a kind of color- drenched warp and weft into which painters weave emotional responses to the subject with an individual virtuosity for expression. Dedication to trusting my own responses and love of what I do is woven into my art and my life. I want my paintings to invite the viewer to reflect on the mood, time of day, and the composition that I hope to evoke a sense of place in which to dwell and find comfort.”