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Ferry Life

Susan Walker
Ugallery 5345191888 UGallery

Oil painting on Wood New

Stained wood edges

Varnished and Ready to hang


Signed on front and back


18" h x 24" w x 1.5" d |2 lbs. 7 oz.

In stock $900



Artist Susan Walker lives in the Pacific Northwest, where riding a ferry is a regular part of her life. "Like the phrase 'island-time,' which brings to mind a slower pace and tranquility of sorts, 'ferry life' is much the same," she says. "Comfy bench seats, wide windows, a table and an unsurpassed view of water and mountains." Here, Susan captures a long view of the pier leading out to board the ferry. Instead of painting the boat itself, she focused on specific details in the scene - the woodgrain of the railing, the light across the orange cone, the reflections of the sailboats in the distance - to place the viewer in the moment.

Susan Walker

Issaquah, Washington

Artist Susan Walker began her art career at UC Davis under the mentorship of famed painter Wayne Thiebaud. He told her, "The goal of painting is to give the surface a life-force, not just the appearance of the thing." With this idea deeply ingrained in her creative process, Susan paints captivating snapshots from her life that radiate energy and a touch of mystery. Her tightly cropped compositions are highly suggestive, playing up simple elements in the image and giving the viewer plenty of room to fill in the details beyond the edges of the canvas. Susan works in a tiny cottage surrounded by greenery on her property in Issaquah, Washington. When not in the studio, Susan says she loves spending time with her large family and playing tennis, which "offers unique opportunities to apply the same sense of geometry I utilize in my artwork." Her paintings have been exhibited widely throughout the Pacific Northwest and are held in corporate and private collections across the United States.

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Susan Walker 2/20/2020 | 12:57 PM

A warm hello to UGallery viewers! After over a decade of being represented by brick & mortar galleries, I am excited to step into the world of an online gallery...and, UGallery was the at top of my list for their quality of art and quality of shipping services. Happy browsing! Cheers, Susan Walker


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