Bursting with verdant plants, with neutral landscape paintings hung throughout, and the meditative sound of a trickling waterfall in the background, Susan Colwell’s home exudes feelings of natural stillness and quietude- like her paintings. Upon greeting me at her door, I was not received by the pensive person I thought I was about to meet. Susan is energetic and full of life, stories and questions. She began painting early in her life and left her conservative family for college in the pre-hippy days where she and her fellow classmates posed nude for each other in attempts to master the skill of foreshortening. From there, Susan traveled, married, had children, and grandchildren. Leading an exciting and fast-paced life, the balance Susan aims to achieve with her more serene art began to make sense. With a cheese platter between us, Susan and I talked about her home, life-path and artistic inspiration.
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