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