Halcottsville artist's works on display in hospital lobby
Paintings by Halcottsville artist Sharon Suess are currently on display in the lobby of the Margaretville Hospital. They will be there through the end of the year.
The vibrant paintings represent a collaboration between the artist and her granddaughters, Cara and Rebecca, now 11 and seven-years old. Sharon’s paintings are inspired by the younger artists’ works. She says, “ I’ve been painting with the girls since they were old enough to hold a brush. We started with tempera paints on newsprint using one-inch foam brushes, moved to watercolors with real brushes then to acrylics on canvas. My grandchildren continue to teachme how to quiet my critical inner voice and paint with freedom and joy. They are true artists.”
Sharon Suess moved to the Catskills with her family in 1979 and is continually awed by its beauty. When she retired from her career as graphic designer a few years ago, she had more time to paint, which was on the top of her “to do” list.
Most of her creations come from her imagination, which is fueled by observing her surroundings in these captivating mountains. Her paintings represent her interpretation of the beauty that envelops all who are lucky enough to step foot in this area. Her work is also currently displayed at the Longyear Gallery, upstairs in the Commons Building, Margaretville and Casey Joe’s in Arkville.
The ongoing exhibits of art in the hospital lobby is a collaboration between The Roxbury Arts Group, The Longyear Gallery and Margaretville Hospital.
For information, please call 845 586-2131.