Lake In The ReedsSuzanne Massion
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Signed on front and back
20 " h x 30 " w x 1.5 " d |3 lbs. 14 oz.
The artist routinely explores landscapes hidden from the casual eye. One day, after making her way through tall goldenrod and big bluestem prairie grasses, she came upon one of Mother Nature’s jewels -- a small, crystal clear lake. Suzanne remembers, “it was surrounded by reeds and water plants. I was truly alone, but not lonely as I listened to birdsong and lots of frogs.” That small lake became the subject of this painting.
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.