Susan Penney Marion, “Seasons of New England”

Fri, Oct 29 - Mon, Nov 29 @ 12:00 pm

Artist Reception: Saturday, November 13, 1 to 4 p.m.

Groton’s Susan Penney Marion continues the PCA Art Gallery’s season with paintings conveying the excitement and peace of seeing nature, sunlight, colors, and fleeting moments.

Marion says of her art, “I have always been drawn to the beauty of nature, the way sunlight travels over bodies of water, reflecting colors from the sky making its surface dance with light and broken color. And the way the sun illuminates the trees, breaking through in rays of color, creating patterns of darks and lights. I am compelled to try capturing these fleeting moments in my painting. I want to seek the truth of what is visually happening and share this with others in hopes to bring the same excitement and peace I feel when seeing true beauty.”

A resident of Groton, MA, Marion is available for commissions.

“At a very young age, I knew I wanted to be a painter,” she explains. “My dad was an artist. He taught me how to paint with watercolors when I was 10 years old. I’ve been painting murals and canvases for over 25 years. I enjoy working “big,” transforming spaces into unique environments. I received my BFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and spent a semester in Europe studying the Masters. I am currently part of an atelier with Paul Ingbretson of the Boston School. This fall will be my second year with Paul, which is an amazing experience. I am learning the importance of light effects, value, line, and color. I am also deepening my understanding of the significance of unity in a painting and of having a focal point. Paul emphasizes how everything we do is relational in painting: the darkest dark, the lightest light, angles to vertical. These elements must be compared to one another continually as the painting progresses. Most importantly, Paul teaches us to trust our intuition, and he encourages us to rely on trial and error.”

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