Art Opening Reception: Suzan Scott

Date: 05/01/2022
Time: 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

The abstracted landscape paintings of Suzan Scott will be on display at the Library during the month of May in an exhibit entitled “closely observed loosely rendered.” The artist has held numerous solo and juried group exhibitions and is represented in public collections, including Cheshire Land Trust, Farmington Land Trust, Loomis Chaffee School, Martina Animal Sanctuary, UConn Storrs, Yale Art Place, Yale Medical Center, and in numerous private collections throughout Connecticut and New York. Please join us for a reception for the artist on Sunday, May 1, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., graciously hosted by the Norfolk Library Associates. Thank you for your support!


Artist statement:

“Over the years I have created a way of art making that combines my interests in art, nature, and science. Nature informs my work. Each artwork begins with observations of the natural world. Simply looking is a big part of my process. New visual information constantly presents itself to me. Elements of light, color, movement, and shape draw my eye, as do naturally occurring patterns and relationships between objects.


This body of work has its roots in the Covid lockdown of 2020/2021. The isolation of this period caused me to focus on what was available for observation in my immediate surroundings. The act of simply ‘being’ each day brought with it a heightened sensitivity, a slower pace of life, and the opportunity for a closer observation of my world. The simplest elements around me, sunlight and shadow, fields and sky, stormy days, and calm, shifts of season, and length of day were all presented to me with an intensity, a clarity, and depth that was as uncommon as the times. In living with the physical restrictions of those years I found, paradoxically, a powerful richness and abundance, a vast diversity and wonder, and for that, I am grateful.”