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Suzy  Smith
Her Crowning Glory
OIL original on canvas
30 x 40 in


"I paint in a contemporary realistic style, creating paintings that portray women who are strong, women who are sensual, and women who are vulnerable.

I paint these women from a female perspective, and place them against a background appropriated from iconic art images, mostly Pop Art, that adds to their story; such as dollar signs, numbers, and the American flag. The subtle narrative I can create pairing symbols and design with the look and mood of my model is what drives a painting, bringing cohesiveness to the piece. I feel that they are all self portraits in some way.

As figurative art continues to evolve, in conjunction with the Pandemic, the major shift in my work has been the absence of a background. I wanted my models to stand alone with only color behind them. A reaction to the solitude we all felt during this isolating time.

My current series includes women of my favorite visual era: the 60's. I have always loved the esthetic of the time, (Pop Art era) and I think the style is once again current. I call this series the Suburban 60's.

Women of that era were expected to look a certain way, act a certain way, and always be thin and beautiful. I want them to be sensual, but I also hope to capture the vacant look behind their eyes, always with a drink and cigarette in hand."-SS

Suzy Smith is represented exclusively in Santa Fe, NM with POP Gallery. Direct inquiries regarding pricing and availability to or by phone to 505.820.0788. We look forward to helping you add work by this prolific painter to your collection.

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