The late afternoon sun allows that young red oak to cast shadows across my river path. It’s October, still warm, and still green. Some native prairie grasses are just beginning to turn gold and burgundy. The shadows hold my interest. This should be a painting... and here it is. The piece is on gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. It comes varnished and wired to hang. 

- Suzanne Massion

Walking River Park

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

16" h x 24" w x .75" d
1 lbs. 9 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.