About the Artist
October 9 - October 29, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 15, 2015, 6-8 pm
Susan Marx is an Abstract Impressionist whose paintings are the result of her radical amazement at the beauty of the visual world and her need to turn that experience into paint. Using nature as her frame of reference, Marx paints her interpretation of the world around her, with a particular concentration on light and color. She enjoys enticing and engaging her viewers, drawing them into a fresh and beautiful world.
Marx uses fast-drying acrylics which allow her to paint quickly, with bold, rich colors and gestural brushstrokes. She leaves parts of the canvas blank intentionally, in order to create more contrast and tension between the color and the space around it, allowing the painting to breathe. She enjoys the process of putting color next to color, capturing the essence of her subject through color and emotion, while leaving the rest to the viewer's imagination. It is clear that Marx works to the muse of Monet, Van Gogh and Joan Mitchell.