The news of artist, environmental activist, documentary film producer and philanthropist Susan Swartz.

Susan Swartz and a New Series of Paintings

Untitled 012
10 x 8

Susan has been painting furiously in preparation for her December 8-11 exhibition at The Carlyle Hotel in New York City, as well as the Art Palm Beach show in early 2012. At the same time Susan’s creating her well-known landscapes, she’s been quietly working away on a separate body of work.

Even more abstract than the abstract expressionist work Susan is best known for, these smaller paintings comprise a new Untitled series. Explains Susan:

I use lots of glazes and many of layers of paint in my work, so there are many times when I am waiting for something to dry. I can’t just sit and wait — my hands need to keep moving — and often I have a visual idea or thought that may not be right for the piece I am in the midst of. So, I experiment on a separate canvas in a smaller scale — with color combinations, techniques, a feeling. Often the work is just a study, but sometimes I love the result. Recently, I’ve loved several of these truly abstract works, and they’ve grown into my Untitled series