Friday, April 25, 2008

New Work in Town / Susan Bottrell

time was all I wanted
50cm x 50cm
collage, india ink, acrylic on wood

While in Paris this month, Susan Bottrell and I met over coffee in a quaint Parisian coffee house (they are all quaint)! Susan is an American living in Paris for the past 10 years. She is a good artist who incorporates mixed media into her acrylic paintings. I admire her process orientation in today's world of conceptual art. In her own words,

"To work means to be alive, alive to the work, the questions, the sifting, the rejecting. Alive to the process. I approach a surface not with an image in mind but with material (paint, varnish, ink, charcoal, pencil, thread, collage, etc.) to communicate with another piece of material (canvas, wood, paper). Until finally word and the image become one.." SB

Susan was born in Fairfax, Virginia and continues to visit the DC metropolitan area. The painting, time was all I wanted, can be seen at the Zenith Gallery in Washington, DC USA.

Susan Bottrell is exhibiting in the 53rd Salon d'Art Contemporain de Montrouge, an overview exhibition of major trends that drive the concerns of young contemporary artists. Exhibition runs from April 26 until May 14, 2008. The Opening is today April 25, 2008. Congratulations Susan!

You can see more of Susan Bottrell's work on her website at

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