At the edge of an old oak savannah, I found a patch of Staghorn Sumac. It had just turned to crimson and burgundy. Some of it had gradually crept into a field of Tall Goldenrod. How perfect the mixture of reds and warm yellows. A good day for painting on site.

The painting is varnished and in an 11” x 14” archival mat and backing, allowing for easy framing. It comes sleeved in plastic to protect the matting until framed.

- Suzanne Massion

Staghorn Meadow

Oil painting on unstretched canvas

Signed on front and back

6" h x 8" w x .5" d
0 lbs. 5 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.