Northrup King Building, Minneapolis "Art Awhirl"
Albert Einstein once wrote: "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science." So the unknown, the mysterious, is where art and science meet.
Art and science meet for me, when I am creating with oil and wax. This is the technique that has ignited my creative spark. Each painting is a scientific experiment of color, composition, tone and process. I start out with a hypothesis of where I am going but I lose myself along the way and I enter into a creative zone. The imagination and emotion take over and the painting emerges. The paintings draw me in. I want to see what lies beneath. I need to get close—as if microscopic. While painting, I build up layers of paint and then uncover. I dig down —layer by layer. I discover, I experiment, I create.
My science background and love of nature are woven throughout my paintings. Nature and the microscopic, the up close and personal, the study of objects both inanimate and animate strongly influences my work. Each piece of art took me on a journey in its creation and will hopefully take the viewer on their own journey as they view and experience the painting.
Susan L. Nagle
University of Wisconsin EC BS
University of Wisconsin Madison BS
University of Notre Dame MSA
WHAM West Gallery, AZ Interpretations V *Best of Show
Art on the Plaza. Juried Gallery of Artists
MacNider Museum, Iowa Crafts 44 *Best of Category
Museum of Encaustic Art, Santa Fe Global Warming is Real
* Piece selected for permanent museum collection
Northrup King Building, Art Awhirl
MacNider Museum, Iowa Crafts Juried show
Clear Lake Arts Center, A Review of Blue
MacNider Museum, Area Show 45 Juried show
Pearson Lakes Art Center, Day of the Dead Art Show
Pearson Lakes Art Center, Celebrate the Arts
NIACC, Solo Show, Layers of Connectivity
Instructors: James Scherbarth: www. jamesedwardscherbarth.artspan.com
Rebecca Crowell: www.rebeccacrowell.com
Pamela Caughey: www.pamelacaughey.com