Susan Grucci

Susan Grucci

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The longer I paint, the more I discover.

For many years, I concentrated on traditional landscapes in a large format. I used my own photographs and sketches as the basis for my work.

In 2011, I added smaller canvases and a new technique.
My new approach can either start with pencil applied directly to canvas or at some other point. I then use palette knife and brush or objects,to create an abstract landscape...At 'that' point in the process I search for figurative suggestions and movement within the paint. Finally,in delicately rendered marks, I address the details of the landscape.
 
Unfailingly, music helps and guides me as I work.
The process requirers time. I find that I am spending many weeks on a relatively small 8x10 canvas in between painting larger paintings at the same time. Yet for me, the rewards are incalculably rich. Exhilarating freedom, confidence-inspiring command. 

As always, my travels in Europe and the Caribbean provide inspiration. Yet much of my painting finds root in the time spent at the Catskills cottage that is my retreat from everyday life in New York City. Like the masters who challenge and inspire me, I strive to paint what I see in nature. Form, color, movement, texture, luminosity.

Since 2001, It has been my greatest pleasure to have been instructed by painter, my friend and my mentor ~  Brian Rutenberg, who taught me " An eye not told what to see, sees more".

My latest obsession is enjoying the mysteries of Mono-Printing at the Salmagundi Gallery

     
*Exhibits:

My paintings and pottery have been exhibited in over 24 Juried Shows at the Weill Art Gallery, Manhattan.

The Lawrence Rockefeller ...

The longer I paint, the more I discover.

For many years, I concentrated on traditional landscapes in a large format. I used my own photographs and sketches as the basis for my work.

In 2011, I added smaller canvases and a new technique.
My new approach can either start with pencil applied directly to canvas or at some other point. I then use palette knife and brush or objects,to create an abstract landscape...At 'that' point in the process I search for figurative suggestions and movement within the paint. Finally,in delicately rendered marks, I address the details of the landscape.
 
Unfailingly, music helps and guides me as I work.
The process requirers time. I find that I am spending many weeks on a relatively small 8x10 canvas in between painting larger paintings at the same time. Yet for me, the rewards are incalculably rich. Exhilarating freedom, confidence-inspiring command. 

As always, my travels in Europe and the Caribbean provide inspiration. Yet much of my painting finds root in the time spent at the Catskills cottage that is my retreat from everyday life in New York City. Like the masters who challenge and inspire me, I strive to paint what I see in nature. Form, color, movement, texture, luminosity.

Since 2001, It has been my greatest pleasure to have been instructed by painter, my friend and my mentor ~  Brian Rutenberg, who taught me " An eye not told what to see, sees more".

My latest obsession is enjoying the mysteries of Mono-Printing at the Salmagundi Gallery

     
*Exhibits:

My paintings and pottery have been exhibited in over 24 Juried Shows at the Weill Art Gallery, Manhattan.

The Lawrence Rockefeller Antique and Art Gallery, Lew Beach, New York.

December, 2012, The French Consulate NYC ~My  watercolor was exhibited and sold at their Silent Auction to benefit "The French/American Children's Fund" and to help families after Hurricane Sandy.  

I was part of a group of New York Artists which helped with the curating and success of TWITTERARTEXHIBIT March 2016 - Foster Pride Charity, with Head Curator, David Sandum of Moss, Norway

*Artist Residencies:

2004 & 2005- two consecutive summer sessions at the 92Y Artist Residencies in Pinzolo, Italy; Painting and Drawing en Plein Air-

November/December 2016 - - 2 month Aritist in Residence - Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Center - NYC - Painting, Drawing, Mono-Printing. Media, Collage,

I appreciate the time you took to explore my thoughts, my love of Art, and the love I have for expression …

Best,
Susan Grucci 

The Valley
The Valley
  • 8 x 10 x 1 in
  • $500.00
Grand Case Beach
Grand Case Beach
Caribbean  Iguana
Caribbean Iguana
Grand Case - French West Indies
Grand Case - French West Indies
  • 8 x 10 in
By Far
By Far
  • 7 x 5 in
  • $250.00
Resolve#1
Resolve#1
  • 7 x 5 in
  • $250.00
Resolve #2
Resolve #2
  • 7 x 5 in
  • $200.00
"Morel"
"Morel"
  • 10 x 8 in
  • $450.00
  The walk down Taylor's Hill - Catskills
The walk down Taylor's Hill - Catskills
  • 9 x 12 in
  • $450.00
Catskills beauty
Catskills beauty
  • 12 x 9 in
  • $250.00
Dusk in the Caribbean
Dusk in the Caribbean
  • 8 x 10 in
  • $50.00
Pine branch
Pine branch
  • 9 in
  • $250.00
Memories of the Catskills
Memories of the Catskills
  • 8 x 10 in
  • $450.00
Burst of orange
Burst of orange
  • 8 x 10 in
  • $100.00
Simply round
Simply round
  • 8 x 10 in
  • $50.00
Young Hare - Ode' to Albrecht Durer
Young Hare - Ode' to Albrecht Durer
  • 10 x 8 in
Tender heart - live model
Tender heart - live model
  • 10 x 8 in
  • $300.00
At Hunter Lake
At Hunter Lake
  • 10 x 11 in
  • $250.00
First Snow
First Snow
  • 14 x 17 in
  • $350.00
 Down the Road apiece
Down the Road apiece
  • 8 x 10 in
  • $300.00
French countryside
French countryside
  • 10 x 8 in
  • $600.00
Torres Dell 'Anima - Poreta- Umbria - Not for Sale
Torres Dell 'Anima - Poreta- Umbria - Not for Sale
  • 10 x 8 in
Sicily
Sicily
  • 10 x 13 x 2 in
  • $600.00
Wurstboro
Wurstboro
  • 5 x 11 in
  • $600.00
Bromeliad
Bromeliad
  • 8 x 10 in
  • $200.00