I saw a lone house on the prairie guarded by one tall tree. A small road led me in and further back toward the horizon. A hint of other housetops beckoned in the distance. It was midsummer--the prairie grasses were green and the sky a deep cerulean blue. Sun slanted across the road, throwing shadows and highlights on the house.

This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. The work comes ready to hang.

- Suzanne Massion

Prairie Crossing

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

30" h x 40" w x 1.25" d
8 lbs. 0 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.