Suzanne began this painting on site with a small thumbnail pencil sketch. The watery world of reeds and small lakes is typical of Illinois prairies. The artist lives in this area. First a question to answer; How much land, how much sky?  Suzanne says, “Back in my studio, I wanted to show the great distance I had seen, so this is a painting primarily of land and water with a just hint of sky."

- Suzanne Massion

Lake In The Prairie

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

30" h x 30" w x .75" d
2 lbs. 4 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.