Waterhole Reflections, Suzanne Ritger
The artist Suzanne Ritger will exhibit her paintings in the Brown Library beginning in late June. Please join Suzanne for a reception in the Brown Library on Tuesday, June 26th at 4:30 pm.
In honor of the Wildbranch Writing Workshop hosted by Sterling College, I am presenting works tied to the Vermont landscape. For me, this landscape is a powerful muse that is constantly changing, inspiring, and mystifying. These oil paintings and watercolors capture reflections and abstractions naturally occurring in the mutating forms of water, ice, steam, fog, rain. The work represents Vermont rivers and lakes, such as the Gihon, the Lamoille, Lake Eden, and Lake Caspian.
I received an MFA from Johnson State College after spending 8 years working and living at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson along the Gihon River. It was a tremendous experience to live in an international art community within the very environment that inspired the work I created.
I now live between the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers in Red Bank, NJ after years in other watery landscapes of the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean, and the Hudson and the East Rivers in New York City.
Water has been the focus of my artwork for the last 25 years. I continue to try to depict its ability to abstract nature in rivers, puddles, oceans, ponds and reflecting pools. Nature provides its own template for abstractions, I am simply trying to record them.