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Susan Henderson's New Suite of Work Premiers Saturday

May 10, 2013 02:00AM
The month of May is synonymous with Spring and fresh new beauty. What could personify this more than the paintings of Susan Henderson, presenting a new suite of work at the Seventh Street Gallery. “Painting is my passion, my compulsion, and my mystery, all in one,” says Henderson. “It has been a lifelong journey, never failing to inspire and challenge me.”

Henderson works in watercolor, acrylics and oil, moving easily between the mediums, exploring, as well as exploiting, the differences of each medium’s unique properties. For example, she may use the transparency of watercolor with the buildup of paint layers to achieve a rich fullness; in direct contrast to the plastic nature of oil paint in which a brush or palette stroke is preserved as a distinct movement of the artist’s hand. “Every piece I create presents the opportunity to make a lasting, unique statement of how I perceive my world,” says Henderson. “My current work includes landscapes inspired by my latest travels and a number of new beautiful botanicals.”

Henderson’s opening reception is Saturday, May 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Seventh Street Gallery, at 14 South 7th Street (across from LuLu’s) in downtown Fernandina. The show can also be viewed the following two Saturdays during the Farmers’ Market hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. As this is a historic property, it is not handicap accessible. For questions, directions, and alternative viewing times, please call (904) 432-8330.