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.
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.
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.
All images are via the artist or her website.