Standing on solid ground, I see only a vast watery world. My quiet lake becomes a marshy shore filled with cattails and reeds. Farther off, the land is a fen backed by distant trees. Fens have treacherous footing but are beautiful to paint...and so I did. This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. It comes varnished, wired, and ready to hang. 

- Suzanne Massion

Lake, Marsh, and Fen

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

24" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
3 lbs. 6 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.