Susan Bartlett, Spring 2018

The Nature Artists’ Guild’s Spring 2018 Exhibition Featured Artist, Susan Bartlett

Susan Bartlett in her studio.

I am humbled and excited to be the featured artist for the spring exhibit.  I discovered the Nature Artists’ guild while attending the botanical art certificate program.  Viewing a guild art show, I was in awe of the talent exhibited.  At that time, I was terrified of blank paper much less creating a piece of art to exhibit. It was through the warmth and encouragement of members, teachers and fellow students that my art developed and I felt confident enough to exhibit a piece of art. It was and continues to be a wonderful group of people that inspire and support me through sharing their art and methods. Their influence  helps me to continue to explore and develop my art.  For these reasons, I am deeply grateful.  Thank you!

I work mainly in graphite, colored pencil and botanical collage.  Through my art, I love to play with the transparency of light and the drama of shadow.  I look for details that are not obvious and have interesting textures.  In my colored pieces, I dive into the depths of a single color to bring forth delicate shades and vibrant hues.  It is with experimentation that I accomplish this through a single mark, blending colors or multiple layers of papers.  

Through my art, I aspire to show everyone a glimpse of what I see and feel in my connection with nature.  

Copyright Susan Bartlett

Copyright Susan Bartlett

Copyright Susan Bartlett

Copyright Susan Bartlett