Artist StatementI get inspired by my surroundings. I want to share views or scenes I have experienced, to focus on them in a way that augments and preserves the memory of the place or object. As a painter of landscape and still life, each new composition challenges, teaches and lets me relive what I have experienced. As a painter of color and abstract and fantasy, each new painting is an experiment and exploration.
Suzanne Shelden has lived in Maryland for most of her life. Her strengths are in painting, drawing, photorestoration, graphic design, and exhibit design. As a painter she has been active for over 40 years. Three of her current series are: "Route 4" (paintings of views as seen from the car), "Appalachian" (scenes from the mountains), "Washingtonian" (DC perspectives). For more information, visit her website at www.sheldenstudios.com