A flurry of inspiration

A flurry of inspiration

Susan Matteson takes painting outside
Susan Matteson's painting titled "Light in the Storm." Some paintings are originally created outside and Matteson will then recreate the image on a larger scale.
Susan Matteson creates paintings from her surroundings. This buffalo lives right down the road from her home in Dolores. The work is entitled “Kickin’ up the Dust.”
The artist, Susan Matteson, takes advantage of the recent snowfall.
This depiction of a snowy forest is one of Susan Matteson’s favorite outside moment to capture.
More Info

To learn more about Susan Matteson or to see her artwork, visit www.susanmatteson.com.

Visit the Goodnight Trail Gallery located at 100 Grand Avenue in Mancos to see the art she has on display or go to goodnighttrailgallery.com.

The Artist Answers

Questions for Susan Matteson



Monet or Manet? I like both but Monet for the lovely atmospheric qualities in his paintings.

Realism or Impressionism? Impressionism, there is an abstract quality to it that is alluring to me.

Painting inside or painting outside? Outside, less fumes and you hear and experience so much more.

Sunset or sunrise? Both. Moonrise and moonset are fun too.

People or animals? Both, one is just more furry...sometimes.

Small town or big city? I'm a small town girl. I love community.

Art museum or history museum? Both! I am a nut about history too.

Favorite painter from the past? Present? You don't have enough ink for that! To name but a few--past, I love all the Wyeth's, (including Jamie who is still in the present), Edgar Payne, Birge Harrison, Toulouse-Lautrec; present, T. A. Lawson, Clyde Aspevig, Russell Chatham, Brian Blood.

How do you spend your time when you aren't painting? Thinking about a painting or drawing out a painting.

Is the cup half full or half empty? I think it's full.

A flurry of inspiration

Susan Matteson's painting titled "Light in the Storm." Some paintings are originally created outside and Matteson will then recreate the image on a larger scale.
Susan Matteson creates paintings from her surroundings. This buffalo lives right down the road from her home in Dolores. The work is entitled “Kickin’ up the Dust.”
The artist, Susan Matteson, takes advantage of the recent snowfall.
This depiction of a snowy forest is one of Susan Matteson’s favorite outside moment to capture.
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