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Susan SnipesSusan Snipes ArtSusan Snipes Art
Lakewood Ohio 44107 United StatesworkHome Ohio United Stateshome Work Phone: 216-282-3966work
Susan Snipes is a mixed media painter. She creates richly textured paintings about personal transformation using abstract organic forms. Susan’s paintings have won multiple awards and have been exhibited nationally. Her art is in private collections across the United States. Susan received a B.A. in Art History from Case Western Reserve University. She was born in Toledo, Ohio and lives in Cleveland, Ohio.
My paintings are explorations of potential and transformation.
In my recent works on potential, I employ scientific phenomena as metaphors for the continuum of human potential. Gravitational potential energy seen in a balanced rock anticipates change. Seeds are opportunities for growth. Fossils are hardened energy. Cosmic gas and dust that might birth planets show grand potential.
My paintings celebrate texture, color, and form. I crop focal areas of natural objects or moments to produce dynamic abstract compositions.
I use experimental and intuitive approaches to process and materials. I combine drawing and painting techniques to contrast the marks of pencil or crayon with the strokes of paint. I experiment with resist effects and the interplay of control and chance.
I am inspired by large open water like Lake Erie, near my home. These vast bodies of water calm me, bringing stillness and depth. I am at home in the natural and understated beauty of free and overlooked places.