Looking Close and Stepping Back: Landscape Paintings
Susan Paju tries to capture the emotional experience of a landscape, by paying attention to color interaction and the surface qualities of the picture. I use oils, acrylics, and collage materials in my work. Some of the works in this show appear to be abstractions based on looking closely at inherently abstract subjects, such as reflections in water, while others appear abstract in the details but fall back into a representational order when you step back. Every picture is a new adventure, and I want to share with the viewer the intense satisfaction of seeing and being in nature.