The artist often wanders through forest preserves in search of subject matter for her landscape oil paintings. She discovered these two ancient Burr Oaks in the quiet shade of an oak hickory woodland. They had survived fire and cattle grazing in years past. Suzanne says, “I saw their lower branches were ‘shade-pruned’ as the oaks reached for the sun to stay alive; perfect subject for a painting.”

- 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.