The lacy branches of an ancient tree are in stark contrast against the foliage bordering this slow-moving river. The branches seem like fingers leaning over the water, on guard against a threat. "Halt," they say. "We are watching you." In fact, the dead snag is a sanctuary for owls, woodpeckers, squirrels, and possibly that high nesting bird, the red-tailed hawk.

- Suzanne Massion

River Sentinel

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

Signed on front and back

20" h x 24" w x .75" d
1 lbs. 12 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.