Suzanne Aunan

Iowa City, IA

ARTIST'S STATMENT

I am a self-taught life-long painter. I enjoy painting detailed scenes of life today. Special events and happy occasions with people we love are important images that I like to document in paint. I generally use water-based paints, acrylic and gouache, and I like the “toughness” of painting on Masonite board. Before a painting is begun, it already exists in my mind. Then, like a 1000 piece puzzle, parts of the painting are separated and sorted into “piles” of colors. Details are then added, the more the better. As a painting nears completion, my family and friends are asked “What does this painting need?” or “Is this painting finished?” My youngest children provide me with the best heart-felt critiques and thoughts. It is my hope that my paintings bring joy to those who view them, realizing that the “good days” are here, now and today. Today we are making precious memories.