On the Cover | Nov. 30, 2016
learn more about V1's cover art from Susan Phelps Pearson
V1 Staff |
Volume One finds its cover art in a number of ways, from local art shows to random emails to knowing someone who knows someone who knows a great artist. The art always originates from a current or former Chippewa Valley resident. If you'd like to submit cover art, send us a letter.
“Carson Park” by Susan Phelps Pearson
Acrylic on canvas, 18” x 24”
Susan Phelps Pearson hopes to die with brush or hammer in her hand. An art major at Carleton College, she has exhibited in Scotland, California, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. She paints landscapes and produces multimedia assemblages and plans to exhibit 80 works for her 80th birthday in 2017.
“I take photos as the basis for my paintings, selecting the ones I use for their unique properties. When I paint, I want to evoke the feeling I had when I looked at the scene – the scents, the sound, and the colors that drew me to it. ‘Carson Park’ depicts one of those hot fall days when the breeze is cool, the air smells of crushed leaves, and the vivid reds, golds, purples, and umbers overwhelm the senses.” – The Artist