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Suzanne McClelland

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20100811115044-tribal_dance
Tribal Dance, 2009 Pastel 25 X 29 X 1 Inches
Tropical_winds
Tropical Winds, 2010 Pastel 18.5 X 10 X 1 Inches © Yes
20101115223027-faces
Faces in my Shoe, 2010 Pastel
Rising_waterways
Rising Waterways, 2010 Pastel 35 X 30 Inches © yes
Untitled
Visions Continued, 2010 Pastel 19 X 34
Through_the_redwoods
Into the Redwoods, 2010 Pastel 15 X 19
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Sunset on The Reservation, 2010 Pastel 23.5 X 24.5 X 1 Inches © Courtesy of Suzanne McClelland
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Sandy Beach, 2010 Pastel 29 X 25 X 1 Inches © yes
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Party Time, 2010 Pastel 30 X 25 X 1 Inches © Courtesy of Suzanne McClelland
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Geyers Hot Streams, 2010 Pastel 17.5 X 15.5 X 1 Inches © Courtesy of Suzanne McClelland
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Faces in the Forest, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas 12 X 12 X 1.5 Inches © yes
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Through the Forest, 2010 Acrylic 12 X 12 X 1.5 Inches © Courtesy of Suzanne McClelland
20100814113336-visions_continued
Visions Continued, 2010 Pastel 32.5 X 28 X 1 Inches © Courtesy of Suzanne McClelland
20100814120836-crater_eruption
Craters Eruption, 2010 Pastel 17.5 X 15.5 X 1 Inches © Courtesy of Suzanne McClelland
20101115223811-future_stride
Future Strides, 2010 Pastel Print
20100814133227-sandy_beach
Sandy Beach, 2010 Pastel 29 X 25 X 1 Inches © Courtesy of Suzanne McClelland
20100906203956-baby_face
Baby Face
20100906211035-life_celebrations
Acrylic
20100811205954-sunken_molten
Sunken Molten, 2010 Pastel 27.5 X 27.5 X 1 Inches © Courtesy of Suzanne McClelland
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Installation View © Courtesy of the artist & The University Art Museum University at Albany (SUNY)
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Domestic Terrorist Kerkow $20,000, 2014 Dry Pigment, Gesso, Polymer and Oil Paint on Portrait Linen 84 X 72 Inches; 213 X 183 Cm © Courtesy of the Artist and Team Gallery
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
California
Birth year
1948
Lives in
Sacramento, CA.
Works in
Pastel, Acrylic
Representing galleries
Bold Mark Gallery, Thomas Lee Gallery
Tags
contemporary-art drawing, pastels-on-paper, abstract-expressionism, Paintings., abstract painting painting landscape painting abstract
Statement

I describe my work as contemporary with a traditional flair. Many would classify my work as abstract, meaning art that does not attempt to represent the appearance of objects weather real or imaginary.

My art encompasses soft pastels intermixed with many textures, boards surfaces, and vibrant colors in which I then create a layering effect. Various applications techniques such as blending, dabbling strokes, cross hatching and much more allows myself to create a design I can build on.

When asked what inspires me to be creative I simply say, "Abstract work is a feeling process with design knowledge. It is important to be free of all expectations and let yourself paint who you are"

Starting with Traditional styles and subject matter my love of the abstract was evolving and I worked mostly with Acrylic and Oils. I soon found myself working with Soft Pastels and loving it.  I sill love the Acrylics and work with the medium as another way to express myself. Paint "what you are" and "how you feel" is something I have always told my students. My passion is to paint, my vision is the "Journey of Possibilities"

I feel that artwork should be admired, and engage the viewer to be in a happy place, creating a Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, and Healthy Environment. All my experiences have been full of growth and adventure. Always leading me to the "Journey of Possibilities"

Suzanne McClelland

srossart@aol.com

 

Exhibits, Private shows

Thomas Lee Gallery, Ashland, Oregon

D'Vine Furniture & Design Center, Rocklin, CA.

Fusion Gallery, Placerville

Crocker Art Museum, CA

Northern California Art Center-Fair Oaks CA

Town & Country Art Fiesta-Sacramento CA

KVIE Art Auction-Sacramento, CA

Art on the River -Old Sacramento CA

Spectrum Gallery-Sacramento CA

Sacramento Art Council (Festival of the Arts)

Broadway Art Festival, Sacramento, CA

On Purpose Gallery, Sutter Creek, CA

Midtown Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Fire & Rain Gallery, Folsom, CA

Prudential Gallery, Downtown Sacramento, CA.

El Dorado Hills Artist Affair, El Dorado Hills, CA

Juno Gallery & Salon, El Dorado Hills, CA

Mother Lode National Art Exhibition, Placerville

2007 Splash Event, Roseville, CA

All State Insurance Co., Downtown Sacramento, CA

Bold Mark Gallery, Co-Owner, Sacramento, CA

Kerry's Gallery and Salon, Auburn, CA

City of Roseville "Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, Healthy Environment" Group Show Roseville, CA

Crush 29 Fine Wine & Art Festival. Roseville, CA.

WLC, Sacramento, CA.

The Fountains, Roseville, CA

Rancho Murieta Holiday Festival, Rancho Murieta, CA

Roseville Home and Garden Show, Granite Bay, CA

Sacramento Fine Art Center, CA

Enchanted Evening of the Arts, Sacramento, CA

Tower Corp. Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Daniels Village Gallery, Sacramento, CA

 

Publications

Art Calendar-Merit Award

Guide to the Artist Sacramento Addition

Sacramento Entertainment Magazine

Published on CD cover Lynn Tilla-Offspring Records-UK

Sutter Creek Newspaper

Sacramento Bee Ticket

 

Instructor

Lessons in Pastel applications

Art Consultant-Art Renditions Gallery

Parker D. Serveraid & Associates Remodeling Management Consultant

Custom artwork for Corporate & Residential Design Firm