“Kinesava from the Jimmie Jones House” by Suze Woolf

“Kinesava from the Jimmie Jones House”

15 x 11 in.


Suze Woolf is a Seattle-based watercolorist whose artwork is about sharing her love and concern of nature. “I’ve met my goal when I’ve transported the viewer into the world of the painting, but that viewer remains aware my hand was on the brush.” She says that a successful painting “walks a fine line between invoking reality and a collection of brush strokes.” Suze does much of her work in the field. “I feel great joy painting outdoor beauty, but I am always aware of threats to it. Whether it is my anxiety about climate change expressed in paintings of burned-over forests, or the eerily beautiful and faintly disturbing paintings of night-time industrial settings, I know that my best work contains both awe and ambivalence.”

Suze is one of 24 renowned artists invited to participate in the 2017 Zion National Park Plein Air Invitational. This annual event raises money for the Zion Forever Project, the official nonprofit partner of Zion National Park. Proceeds will benefit youth and educational programs at Zion for the coming year. Artists will paint in the park and provide free demonstrations throughout the week of November 6-12 in Zion Canyon, Utah. For more information about Suze Woolf and the Zion Plein Air Invitational, please visit zionpark.org.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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