Oil on Map Paintings
Suzanne Howes Stevens continues to build her national reputation as a painter. A widely-travelled and extremely literate artist, Howes Stevens draws upon her extensive experience to create highly intelligent works of remarkable sensitivity. She quite literally grounds her work in the real world via her trademark of painting over maps mounted on canvas or panel. The geography of the underlying map relates to the subject of her painting for which it forms the support. The artist works in a delicate, romantic style, her landscapes literally running over their borders. Her skillful and sensitive renderings thus become feasts for the mind as well the eye.