This piece explores shapes and relationships using acrylic paint, dressmaking patterns, paper, and painted textile. I was revisiting a favorite painting that I made year, Untraveled Earth. There is built up texture, heavy charcoal and graphite, as well as colored pastel in this piece that seeps through the collage work. This painting is on gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes varnished and ready to hang.

- Susan Washington

Lenox Hill

acrylic, textile, paper on stretched canvas

Signed on front

40" h x 30" w x 1.5" d
4 lbs. 0 oz.



Susan Washington
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

Getting to Know Susan

Susan is a full-time artist with a professional background in fashion, which she expresses in her mixed media abstract paintings through the inclusion of textiles and vintage dressmaking patterns. The artworks have the appearance of flat paintings from a distance, but up close, the various layers and textures reveal themselves. Susan often becomes inspired by older examples of her own work, and aims to deconstruct them into new compositions, which generally show influences of Modernism and Cubism in muted yet thoughtful color palettes. She believes that determination and hard work are the keys to making great art–something she learned from her husband, who is also an artist and her greatest mentor.