In 2018 and 2019 I embraced travel, new adventures, and major changes in my life. I was fortunate to display a series of paintings that showcases some of the journeys and transformations that I witnessed and embraced.
From the sandstone cliffs of Zion National Park, dusted with spring snow, I witnessed the largest bird I have ever seen spread its wings into the morning sun, rise, and soar down the canyon. Bold and so breathtaking.
To the lushness and grandeur of the Yoho National Park. Mountain ranges that rise to overwhelming heights, laced with glaciers, and endless aqua blue water. Oh… those Larch Pines ablaze in yellow-orange needles have been woven into the fabric of my heart.
Early Spring found me spending precious last moments with my father in Pennsylvania. A juxtaposition of events; seeing a life fade while Spring urgently pressed forward. In a moment of solitude along a trail I spot a tiny flower, the blood root emerging and blooming. Life is so precious.
Daily walks in Napa Valley lead me past Buckeye trees. These trees are amazing; they are the first to leaf out in the Spring. The emergence of the white spike flowers, becoming the round smooth buckeye fruit, then bare limbs in August. Truly a tree that transforms itself on its own timeline.
Wow it's been a big year, and more transformations are in the works. I have a new painting location and cozy home for Auggie and me, affectionately called Sue's Pad. Auggie has finished his healing and is by my side again on the hiking trail, which makes my heart sing. I know that November and December will finish this amazing year strong.
Sending love your way!
Thank you to Nancy and John Bosetti and Laura of the Eye Specialists of Napa for showcasing my art work in their business. Thursday evenings reception was magical and I am so touched by everyone who stopped by and spent some time with me and my artwork. Cheers to my art collectors, coworkers, friends, and business associates. One happy pic of a group of artist friends who have made a major impact on my life with their friendship. I am so amazed and appreciative of all the local business that are supporting local artists. Napa Valley Artists are all seeing a bit clearer tonight!
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I am delighted to have my painting showcases at a local business the
Eye Specialists of Napa Valley.
My artwork is gracing the waiting room and hallways of this busy office.
Thursday February 21, 5:30 - 7 PM.
800 Trancas Street, Napa.
I hope you will stop by and say hello.
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.