"I paint intuitively from the memory of what captivated me about a scene and always begin from a point of view of color. I think about the time of day, the weather, how it felt to be in that place and how I can best convey that to the viewer. Color, texture and the reflection of light are key elements of my work. I mix my own colors and paint in separate layers, allowing each to dry in between so that the colors stay crisp and clear."
Barbara Sussberg is a critically acclaimed native Westchester artist whose abstract works evoke a serene sense of the sea and nature with silver and gold undertones. Her intuitive sense of color and her ability to create textural effects from painting with a palette knife combine to achieve oil paintings that seem at once dimensional, watery and multi-layered. As the Washington Post Art Critic recently wrote of her work – “The basic elements could hardly be simpler, yet the result is complex.” Her paintings have been widely exhibited in the South and the Northeast and can be found in private collections throughout the US.