November Facebook Featured Artist: Susan Melrath

5 Nov

There are some artists whose work I’ve been following and admiring long before my blogging days.  I first spotted this month’s Facebook Featured Artist, Susan Melrath’s work in print form during my art consulting days in Florida.  I was always drawn to the beauty in her limited palette and the way her distilled compositions were powerful in their simplicity.

Party Table, acrylic on board, 22×19

Charger, acrylic on board, 12×12

In her Figurative series, Susan takes those quick little moments that often pass by unnoticed, capturing the sweetness of this particular day, that particular party.

Landscape, acrylic on panel, 30×25 framed

Although her shapes are simple, Susan uses color and pattern to create depth and visual texture, especially evident in her Garden series ( although she’s now playing with pattern in her Figurative series as well! ).  Her use of floating, layered patterns give her florals a colored gossamer effect, leaving them distinct yet beautifully distorted.

Memory of Magnolia, acyrlic on paper, 20×26 framed

To see more of Susan Melrath’s work, please visit her website and be sure to check out her gorgeous cover image and album on the Artsy Forager Facebook page.

All images are via the artist or her website.

4 Responses to “November Facebook Featured Artist: Susan Melrath”

  1. mandymaplesphillips November 5, 2012 at 9:39 am #

    I love her work. Simple but deep.

    • Lesley November 5, 2012 at 10:52 am #

      Lovely way to describe Susan’s work, Mandy!

  2. susanmelrath November 5, 2012 at 10:09 am #

    It is such a treat to be your “November Artist” and to receive these lovely words about my work. Thank you so much for what you do for artists everywhere. When you settle in to an address where you think you might stay for a little, send me that mailing address…I have something for you!

  3. christoslinou December 21, 2012 at 6:23 pm #

    Reblogged this on christoslinou and commented:
    I like the simplicity in the domestic scene and the colors take me into a world of impressionistic contemplation. beautiful work

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