I love this shrub, sometimes called muscle wood due to the look of its main trunk (like muscles under the skin). The beautiful blueish green leaves change to yellow and then to a soft rose in late fall. I’ve captured the yellowish stage here against a forest background.

The painting is varnished and in an 11” x 14” archival mat and backing, allowing for easy framing. It comes sleeved in plastic for protection.

- Suzanne Massion

Blue Beach Copse

Oil painting on unstretched canvas

Signed on front and back

6" h x 8" w x .5" d
0 lbs. 5 oz.



Suzanne Massion
Hampshire, Illinois

Getting to Know Suzanne

When the land changes, Suzanne Massion’s paintings will remind you of the way it once was. She drives the back roads through the tall grass prairies and farmland of her native Illinois, stopping to paint en plein air when the moment strikes. She feels like she’s in a race to save a disappearing treasure as buildings burn or open space is paved over. Suzanne donates a portion of her sales to fund local land conservation efforts.