It's September and Open Studios in the Napa Valley.
My studio is overflowing with new works. Fun collages on wood blocks started the wave of creation. I was transformed by listening to the vibrations of Marconi Union. These vibrations lead to a new dreamscape painting series. Waves of teal and blues dotted with botanical plants. All these new works need wires and titles - so the fun continues.
Today is a good day to create! September is a great time to enjoy Napa Valley - Art and Harvest!
Wow, what a year! A year of painting, hiking, and being alone. A year of many, many phone conversations, zoom craziness, and lonely holidays. I find solace in my painting, but even these images have different feel.
I have received the vaccine, and the fog of this past year is lifting, I am looking forward to in- person dinners and hugging. Boy, do I miss hugging! There is sunshine, hope, vacations on the calendar, and I am starting to reach for the magenta paint. Oh my!
The wonderful thing about hiking is seeing how the trail changes with seasons. The blooming of plants, budding of trees and the way the light changes with the time of year. It seems that at any moment there is something blooming and something going to seed. Life is the same way.
This has been a season-year of blooming for me. Part of this moment is embracing the name I was born with. Conrad
So, as I title my paintings (really they title themselves), I embrace my original family name and title: Sue Conrad, Artist.
It is all about how you decide to view the vista and translate the moment. My vision is unique, the trail bends and as I walk with Auggie, I allow my art to translate the way I feel at that moment. Happy, dusty, light streaming through the oak trees and a smiling dog by my side.
Life is grand.
Here I am... Sue Conrad!
My website, Instagram and Facebook are all in transition as I pivot and bloom. I hope you will follow along with me and my art. SueConradArtist.com
Notes from Sue's Pad
Inspired by nature and all the little bits of life, Located in the Napa Valley of California. Here a glimpse at my artist journey.