Mother Nature had supplied a warm October -- warm colors, blue skies, and blue water. The artist found her favorite river to paint was calm and serene that day.  Suzanne noticed two trees leaning forward. Her thought, as she began to paint on site, “They guard the park,” hence the tile of this painting.

- Suzanne Massion

Guarding River Park

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

12" h x 18" w x .75" d
1 lbs. 1 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.