Type of Art:
“SEA, SKY, AND TANGLED TREES”
MAY 1 through MAY 29th 2015
FRIDAY, MAY 8TH, FROM 5-8pm
GALLERY AT MARINA SQUARE, 601 EMBARCADERO, SUITE 10, MORRO BAY, CA 93442
Artist Statement by Susan Wood:
“I spent many of my childhood years in Italy, and I guess you could say I became attached to the sea and find it hard to imagine living away from the ocean. In 2003 I moved to the Central Coast from the other coast (Massachusetts). I love the way a short walk here in Morro Bay can take me right to the water, I can pretty much always see it.
As long as I can remember, I’ve been interested in art. My parents were both artists, and I loved to draw and paint from a very early age. I lived in New York City in my teenage years, and I went to the High School of Music and Art. For college I went to to the School of Fine Arts at Boston University where I had classical training in drawing and painting, and in sculpture, my major.
When I arrived on the Central Coast, after spending several months traveling in Europe and across the country, I fell in love with it. I decided to stay and I started doing sculpture and life drawing after many years of not doing any artwork at all (working and raising a family). I soon found myself doing watercolors for the first time since I was a teenager, inspired by the beauty of this wonderful place.
I enjoy working “plein air,” with the challenges of wind, temperature, light, and tide constantly changing. I feel my most successful paintings have a quality of spontaneity and freshness that watercolor is so suitable for. My goal is to capture the energy and the essence of the setting, rather than to be exactingly realistic.”