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. Marx paints her interpretation of what nature leaves her with. Her paintings are conversations between her eyes, her mind, her heart, her gut, and the canvas in front of her. Marx uses fast-drying acrylic paints which allow her to record her impressions quickly, painting with thick, bold, colorful, and emotional brushstrokes. She leaves parts of the canvas blank intentionally to create tension between the paint and the blank canvas, allowing the painting to breathe. Her paintings often form a visually exciting shape on the canvas. She tries to capture the essence of her subject through color and emotion, leaving the rest to the viewer's imagination, drawing them into the painting.
This past May she spent a week painting in Monet's Water Lily Pond in Giverny, France. Some of those paintings will be in the exhibit; the others were painted in New Jersey, where she lives.
Someone once said Marx works to the muse of Monet, Van Gogh and Joan Mitchell; she was thrilled. They helped guide her in the journey to become the artist she is today.