Barbara Sussberg  - Abstract Oil Painter
I think of my work as painting a feeling.
Sometimes I sit at the beach and just look - at the way the water sparkles as it rolls over the sand, at the patterns created by the waves coming ashore, at the point where the horizon meets the sky. I take that inspiration with me back to my studio and work on translating it with paint and my knife, always beginning from a point of view of color.

I have a never ending fascination with the way sunshine reflects on water, how it feels and how it affects the colors of our environment and everyday life. After the initial layers of a painting are established I build the painting by using color and luster to create light, shadow and dimension. I am continuously laying down strokes and stepping away, always asking myself if this painting will capture someone's attention from across a room while also conveying a sense of warmth and tranquility.

My first career as the VP/Creative Director of an Interior Textiles firm has had a big influence on my second career as an artist. I focus on creating paintings that will have an impact on the look and feeling of a space.
My technique continues to evolve. Although I have taken many workshops and courses with prominent artists I am self taught and always working on new ways to add texture and dimension to my work.


RECENT PAST SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2016 The Affordable Art Fair NYC represented by Art Angler Gallery
2016 "Colorfields Painters" S. Morgan Gallery Greenwich Ct.
2016 Antiques Row Art & Design Annual Festival, Mecox Palm Beach Fla.
2015 "Coastal Reflections" S. Morgan Gallery, Greenwich Ct.
2015 Artexpo NY, NYC
2014 "Abstract Landscapes" Susan Calloway Fine Art, Washington DC
2014 American Red Cross Designer Show house, Palm Beach Fla.
2013 Figure Eight Island Yacht Club private show, Robin & Robbins Coastal NC
2012 Mecox Summer, East Hampton, NY