Susan Hanson

Saco, Maine
Susan Hanson I am a retired art educator living in southern Maine. I worked with textiles for many years creating art quilts with hand-dyed, silk screened and painted fabrics. I am also a photographer. I began painting a few years ago exploring the landscape in oil and acrylic. I am inspired by the coastal areas near where I live, Mt. Desert Island and places where I have traveled. The changing seasons, light, atmosphere, weather and their effect on the landscape is what I like to portray in my paintings. I enjoy spending time outside walking the beach, marsh trails and watching waves. I like observing color as light changes in morning and late afternoon, water reflections and shapes of marsh land. These impressions inform my painting practice. I mainly paint in the studio from quick sketches and color notes on location. I also use my own photographs as reference and play with color and composition. Maine has so many unique qualities and natural beauty and is endlessly inspiring to me as a painter. Exhibits 2019: Art Guild of the Kennebunks Exhibition 2019: Yarmouth Art Festival 2018: Art Guild of the Kennebunks Exhibition 2018: Yarmouth Art Festival 2018: Maine Art Education Association Exhibition, Saco Museum 2016: Yarmouth Art Festival 2015: Maine Art Education Association Exhibition, Saco Museum 2012: Maine Art Education Association Exhibition, USM Student Center 2011: Maine Art Education Association Exhibition, Saco Museum
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