"Finding Solace" (Acrylic on Canvas)
Winner of the Homer Watson House & Gallery
2008 Legacy Award
Susan Zender specializes in landscape painting. She enjoys capturing the local scenery in her artwork, however most of her landscapes are created using her own imagination as inspiration. She tries to go beyond an actual rendition of a scene, as she wants her paintings to be more than just visually pleasing. “My reason for painting is to stir the emotions of the viewer.”
Susan enjoys working in a variety of mediums, including oil, pastel and acrylic. Exploring the possibilities of each medium provides a constant learning experience for her.
“At the beginning of a painting, there is such an excitement! …and when the completion of a painting effectively expresses what you are feeling …it is truly a wonderful experience.”