Oil on Map Paintings
Painter, Suzanne Howes Stevens died in January, 2017 after a fierce battle with lung cancer. She was a widely-traveled and extremely literate artist and drew upon that 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 worked 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.