Suzanne Massion
Hampshire, Illinois

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.

Artist and Customer Comments

Suzanne Massion 4/12/2017 | 4:14 PM

My sincere thanks, J Goldenberg, for your response. These are words every artist loves to read. I'm so pleased you discovered my painting through UGallery. The staff here is wonderful to work with. Love to know your new painting brightens its new home.

commentsBlue Skies Smiling
J Goldenberg purchased this artwork. 4/12/2017 | 9:11 AM

We are very happy with Blue Skies Smiling. The actual piece of artwork was exactly as it appeared on the website - no surprises. This painting brightens the entire room in which it is displayed.

Suzanne Massion 12/30/2016 | 11:03 AM

Hi Kathleen. I am so pleased you received your new painting promptly. Wish I could see the framing you've chosen and where it will hang. Enjoy.

commentsLake, Marsh, and Fen
K Harrison purchased this artwork. 12/29/2016 | 9:53 AM

Hi, Just wanted to thank you for the prompt shipment. I have the picture at the framers and I am very excited to hang it. Thank you, Kathleen

Suzanne Massion 7/16/2016 | 9:11 PM

Thank you for looking, Mr. Moore; appreciate the response. I'll be submitting four new pieces in the next week or so. It's always great when someone takes notice.

commentsPrairie Crossing
C Moore 7/16/2016 | 7:23 PM

Suzanne, very nice work.

Suzanne Massion 3/5/2016 | 8:34 PM

Yes, Reggie, you have acquired six of my original oils. It means a great deal to me knowing that you love them. Thanks for the wonderful comments.

commentsBend of the River #2
reggie purchased this artwork. 3/5/2016 | 7:24 PM

Goes great in my Rec Room!!! Thank You!!! Suzanne!!!

commentsSolar Event at the Fen
reggie purchased this artwork. 3/5/2016 | 7:23 PM

Love all of Your work!!!

commentsMorning Has Broken
reggie purchased this artwork. 3/5/2016 | 7:23 PM

Love Suzanne's Work I think I have 6 of her paintings AWESOME!!!

Suzanne Massion 3/3/2016 | 2:28 PM

The response an artist wants most to hear is that a collector loves their new acquisition. Sure do wish I could see how you framed it and how it looks in your fireplace setting.

commentsRiver Sanctuary
J Tremblay purchased this artwork. 3/2/2016 | 10:43 AM

Beautiful piece of artwork. Looks wonderful framed and over our fireplace. Thanks

Suzanne Massion 12/16/2015 | 2:22 PM

The very word an artist loves to hear. Thanks, Reggie.

Suzanne Massion 12/16/2015 | 2:20 PM

I am so pleased to read this.

Suzanne Massion 12/16/2015 | 2:18 PM

Reggie, you have made my day! Thanks for the lovely comments. A real pleasure to know you love your new art work. Wish I could see how they look installed. Now I can brag about my Minnesota and Texas collector.

commentsHigh Wind on Broken Tree Lane
reggie purchased this artwork. 12/16/2015 | 11:56 AM

Love this Painting!!!

commentsDesert in Bloom
reggie purchased this artwork. 12/16/2015 | 11:56 AM


commentsBlackhawk Winter
reggie purchased this artwork. 12/16/2015 | 11:55 AM

Beautiful!! Bought 3 of Suzanne's paintings. 1 will go in my Minnesota summer home and 2 will go to my Texas winter home. truely amazing !!!

Suzanne Massion 11/6/2015 | 2:25 PM

It's always a thrill to hear from an art collector, pleased with their new acquisition. I never tire of it. My thanks for responding.

commentsSunset Song
K Keefe purchased this artwork. 11/6/2015 | 11:20 AM

Very happy with our new painting! Great work Suzanne!

Suzanne Massion 2/26/2015 | 3:55 PM

E Culpepper, due to your inquiry regarding an interest in my paintings in a different price range, I've submitted 5 new pieces and UGallery listed them today. I appreciate your interest and comment.

Suzanne Massion 2/15/2015 | 2:07 PM

Why thank you for your interest. It has encouraged me to submit more work to UGallery in your price range. The new pieces are oils on medium textured artist canvas and are matted and have a backing. Keep checking my artwork on UGallery and let me know what you think.

E Culpepper 2/15/2015 | 12:05 PM

I would like to own, and enjoy one of your paintings. Do you have any in the 300 to 400 dollar range? Once again, beautiful work.

Suzanne Massion 2/14/2015 | 10:18 AM

Thanks so much for taking a look. Prairie Crossing is an actual community in Illinois, where homes are clustered together, allowing large open space areas to exist. They do controlled burns in the spring. Exciting to see the prairie come back each year.

E Culpepper 2/14/2015 | 1:23 AM

Your paintings are so awesome! I can't stop looking at Prairie Crossing. Thank you!

Suzanne Massion 2/9/2015 | 8:59 PM

Thank you for taking a look. I am new to UGallery and yours is a first comment for me.

E Babu 2/9/2015 | 1:29 PM


Guarding River Park

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front and back

12" h x 18" w x .75" d
1 lbs. 1 oz.


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Artwork Details

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The river is calm and serene on this early autumn afternoon. Mother Nature has supplied warm weather, warm colors, blue skies, and blue water. It’s October. As I stroll along, I marvel at how much green surrounds me. Two trees stand guard. Perfect! Time to paint. This piece is on gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. It comes varnished and wired to hang.

Oil painting

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Stretched canvas

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