All That Moves Me (2016)
mixed media on cradled wood
12 x 9 in.
Working abstractly and intuitively, Susan Lehman creates mixed media acrylic paintings that evoke the landscapes that she loves and revisits. On the rugged Oregon coast nothing is ever still; clouds, wind, trees, ocean. In the desert lands of the Southwest the color palette is entirely different. Comparing and contrasting these two areas of visual information have evolved over the last dozen years to inform her art practice.
Classically trained in the art school tradition at the California College of Art Lehman graduated with honors in Textile Fine Arts. Bringing that love of texture and layers of color to her mixed media acrylic paintings, her art work has developed to include artist created papers, surfaces embedded with collage, and tissue and rice paper translucence overlays.