"Jackson in the Garden" "Jackson in the Garden"
"Crazy Quilt Garden" "Crazy Quilt Garden"
"That Time of Year..." "That Time of Year..."
"Summer Porch" "Summer Porch"
"Jackson in the Garden""Crazy Quilt Garden""That Time of Year...""Summer Porch"

Jackson in the Garden

Acrylic on Canvas

48″ x 36″

Crazy Quilt Garden

Acrylic on Linen

36″ x 48″

That Time of Year…

Acrylic on Linen

54″ x 44″

Summer Porch

Acrylic on Canvas

36″ x 48″

Susan Chambers

The garden is the place that I go to create. The garden is the subject matter that I have explored for many years and it is also a metaphor that continues to nurture my personal vision. This has resulted in several garden series : southern, home, environmental, folk and visionary gardens.
Many of my ideas start from direct observation in a garden, working with gouache or acrylic on site and finishing the work in my studio.This leads to larger paintings on canvas and it is a fluid process between perception and imagination. The intuitive and intellectual process of design is important to my art. Composition is an exciting problem to solve as I work with pattern, color, and space in my work.
The more that I work in my garden, the more that I learn about my self and my connection to the earth.