My mission is to create contemplative spaces with paintings; spaces for people to think and feel. For decades, I’ve drawn and painted in a range of ways, from realism to monochromes. The common thread is an intrigue with how colour and composition can ‘speak’ about our extraordinary experiences; those that are difficult to communicate with words. For example, how might we paint about love? The answer for me was inspired by luminous colour phenomena in nature.
People might refuse to engage with abstraction because they don’t understand it. Mostly, it’s meant to be felt, not so much understood, which takes a little more time.
Arrangements of marks, colours and shapes made up humanity’s first language. How these elements work together seeks to engage the whole person, not just the mind.
All images and ideas on this website remain the intellectual property of Suzanne Moss PhD, 2019. Photographs by Genevieve Swifte.
****If you’re in Melbourne please come to see my upcoming exhibition at Tacit Galleries!****