A return to my surrealist roots, this exaggerated narrative piece grapples with the age-old vice of Gossip, something that churns up and twists around anyone that becomes involved with it. Drawing from my work inspired by fables, this piece has a cautionary message. With bright yellow illuminating the stage on which the figures stand, it features striking contrast and a dramatic black background.

This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang. 

- Sumner Crenshaw


Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on back

52" h x 38" w x 2" d
7 lbs. 0 oz.



Sumner Crenshaw
Hagerstown , Maryland

Getting to Know Sumner

Sumner Crenshaw infuses her work with movement, lines and varying degrees of color. She currently lives in Maryland and finds inspiration in the work of Salvador Dalí. Her goal is to keep exploring the minimalist, narrative surrealism she’s been moving toward. Fun fact: The Ballet Russes inspired her to start a series that explores dance through painting.