FEATURED ARTIST SUSAN HALE
Aunt Jean’s Barn, Oil on canvas, 30”x40” - by Susan Hale
Known for her vibrant use of color, Susan Hale’s paintings emit a sense of joy and optimism. “Color is magic to me” she says. She loves to paint outdoors and in her studio, a converted 1860’s fieldstone summer kitchen. Participating in plein-air events is always a highlight of her summer.
Susan’s art is also inspired by the places she have traveled, especially Mexico and Italy. While traveling, she always has sketchbook in hand. A “walk across England” (192 miles) inspired a recent series of paintings. Impressionism and the magical realism of Mexican art have also influenced her. She loves to travel but there is truly “no place like home” as she lives in rural Cedarburg, Wisconsin surrounded by farm fields (and mooing cows).
Working her way through college by exhibiting at art fairs, Susan earned a BFA from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. She is a founding member of the Cedarburg Artists Guild and enjoys volunteering to promote the arts and teaching oil painting. She invites you to visit her studio during Cedarburg’s Covered Bridge Studio Tour October 12-14, 2012.
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