The contrasting light on the landscape and surrounding architecture has long be my inspiration. I love the patterns and textures created by the light of the differing seasons.
As a long time fiber artist, I interpreted these landscape elements into my weaving: essentially painting with yarn. Now, my work in oil and pastel focuses again on the landscapes, seascapes and skies that have always inspired me.
There is a rhythm to painting that each artist orchestrates for themselves, a kind of color drenched warp and weft into which the artist weaves their emotional responses to the subject with an individual virtuosity for expressing what is seen. Dedication to trusting my own responses and love of what I do is woven into my painting and my life.
I want my paintings to make the viewer reflect on the mood, time of day and the composition that I hope evoke a sense of place to dwell and find comfort.
Susan Anne Hollis , PSA, CA
Susan A. Hollis earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Textile Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has worked as a freelance fiber artist for 18 years, completing commissions for corporate clients and exhibiting in galleries around New England. Painting, at first, a way to unwind from the physical demands of the loom, gradually became her passion. Since 1994, she has worked as a professional artist painting in both oil and pastel.
A Copley Artist, Susan paints full-time in her studio on the Cape, creating colorful, peaceful works that have won her Signature membership in the Pastel Society of America and a place in such juried shows as: the American Artists Professional League (Salmagundi Club) in New York City, Signature 2009 at the Cape Museum of Fine Arts, Hudson River Valley Art Association, NY and The Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Club, NY. In addition to the Copley Society of Boston, Susan is a Fellow Member at the American Artists Professional League, a Gallery artist at the Cape Cod Art Center, a Signature member of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, The Connecticut Pastel Society, and the Pastel Painters of Maine.