The artist remembers trying to decide whether this was marsh or prairie. She struggled to find ground solid enough to support her and an easel. The water was hidden, but since a symphony of chorus frogs filled the air, she knew water was there. This early spring painting shows a land of contrasts. Suzanne says, “I loved all that green grass and those islands of shrubs and trees in the distance. The water was invisible, but I could sense it everywhere.”
This piece is on gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. It comes varnished, wired, and ready to hang.
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.