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Susan Ploughe, “Grandfather’s Limo,” oil on canvas, 12 x 12 in., $1,300

Linden Gallery in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin, is pleased to announce the opening of “Familiar Faces from Far Away,” an exhibition of oil paintings by artist Susan Ploughe.

Traveling abroad has been a large inspiration for Ploughe’s work. She says, “When you’re in another country, particularly one with a very different culture from your own, everything feels strange at first. It can be hard to connect, to find an entry point. I quickly learned that people are pretty much the same wherever I go. I can begin to pick out the calm observer, the life of the party, the cautious, the reckless, the big-hearted … and they start to feel familiar.”

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Susan Ploughe, “A Quiet Joy,” oil on linen, 12 x 16 in., $1,600

Her subjects are now familiar faces, as Susan has seen or met these folks on her trips to China and as she works from photographs she takes on these journeys. She finds herself looking for familiar faces in magazine articles and photos that others have taken on their travels.

In addition to gaining the prestigious Signature Status in Oil Painters of America, this year Ploughe earned Signature Status in the American Impressionist Society.

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Susan Ploughe, “China’s Future,” oil on panel, 12 x 9 in., $1,100
Susan Ploughe, “Loves to Laugh,” oil on linen, 20 x 16 in., $1,900

The exhibit of her new oil paintings is at Linden Gallery through August 8, 2018. Linden Gallery is located at Highway 42 and Mink River Road in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin. Hours are 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM daily. For more information, please call the gallery at (920) 854-2487.

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