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Suzanne Guppy
South Carolina

Artist Statement Submitted 2019

Since moving to Charleston I have become aware of the tension I see between the preservation of history and the natural beauty of the low-country, versus the struggle for growth and development. My paintings respond to this juxtaposition in intimate scenes from daily life. The subjects are vignette-like in nature. I see in them a natural corollary to the rich literary tradition of the south.

I paint on site working quickly to grab the light and particularity of the moment. Back in the studio I continue to develop them by refining the color relationships and forms. My method is improvisational, using elements from observation to evoke the poetry of a particular place and time.

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