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 Artist Statement

   ”The visual parade of my urban life is a potent source of inspiration. Vivid, fleeting and fugitive, this montage of images provides rich reference material while at work in the studio. The figure takes the center stage as narrator, actor and symbol. My artistic practice is a fusion of planning, process, and discovery. I begin with a series of drawings to develop a concept; I make notes about color, texture and finishes; when working directly with the material, I am always alert to its expressive possibilities.” 

 About the Artist

"Susannah Israel uses color as a vital part of each composition,  and is a master at creating work full of imaginative gesture and meaning."     Natalie Nelson, Pence Gallery, Davis

"There is a vast landscape over these pieces that required close attention. Each piece (is) an invitation to a long conversation with the viewer.  I wanted to hang out with them, pull up a chair, get to know them, hear stories about them - like I feel when I read a good book."
"The creations of award-winning California artist Susannah Israel reflect a deep understanding of our collective past."
Contact Information & References


Images left to right: Hathor; Sweet California

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