Suzan Berwald, Visual Artist
Solstice Studio 59

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(posted on 15 Feb 2018)

So, I am slowly ( and I do mean slowly) preparing for an upcoming solo show held in a local community cafe. I do not know if it is the snow or the extreme continuous cold weather but I am finding it a bit difficult to complete some new works for this show. I have completed a couple new pastel works but I probably need about four more. Oh well, I always do work better under pressure and with looming deadlines!!!!

  One of my new pieces completed for this show. 

 

(posted on 19 Jan 2018)

In preparation for the upcoming re-opening of the Loft Gallery (Sherwood Park) in the Ottewell Centre/Red Barn I am starting to experiment with alcohol inks on yupo and ceramic tiles. I am slowly learning the "ins and outs" of this new medium. The alcohol inks seem to have a mind of their own in terms of movement and how they interact with one another. Many happy "accidents"!! I am presenting these alcohol inks in shadow boxes. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of my more recent alcohol inks on tile and presented in shadow box

(posted on 19 Dec 2017)

Gallery 501 in Sherwood Park is hosting their member show and sale this January 11-February 25, 2018. The opening/artist reception is January 11. I will have some of works on display there. Come on out and enjoy fantastic art by local artists. 

Our local "hospital"/health care unit is now displaying art work from the  Strathcona Art Society. All the works are quite small (not exceeding 20 inches) due to the size of the display cases so the prices are GREAT!!! I have one work on display there. These works will remain on display until April 2018 (unless sold and then replaced with new pieces). 

It took almost a week but I finally finished a larger quilt painting "Duck Feet" which I hope will be accepted into an art show/competition. The work is 20 x 20 and I don't think I will go too much larger  (maybe 24 x 24 ...I have some canvases waiting in the wings of that size). I am now going to switch gears and go back to my pastel works and prepare for an upcoming solo show in the spring.  Paint..paint ...paint...

So today, I dropped off some work at Rosie's in the Park (114 Athabascan Ave, Sherwood Park). The works will be on display until the end of 2017. My pieces are all quite small with the largest one ("Cezanne's Serenade") being 16 x 14  There is art work from three other artists from our local art society. So if you want to grab a bit to eat and see some local art stop by Rosie's. 

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