In the quiet shade of an oak hickory forest stand two ancient Burr Oaks. They are older than the woodland undergrowth. They have survived fire and cattle grazing in years past. Their lower branches are somewhat "shade-pruned" as the trees continuously reach for the sun. They stand guard as I find the perfect place to paint.

- Suzanne Massion

Woodland Sentinels

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

Signed on front and back

24" h x 24" w x .75" d
2 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.