Su abbott, abstract painter

Archived Americana Series

I have long been drawn to the skill and story telling involved in quilt-making.  The process of repurposing different bits of used material to create unique, artful whole patterns out of those bits is a tradition spanning many cultures.  Since I cannot sew, I enjoy creating my own quilt-like images on canvas using a layering process with paint and textured mediums.  The numerous sections painted on the canvas are representative of American cultural features, such as architecture, music, people, traditions, food and art.  I attempt to make those bits work together in my own harmonious fashion.
Barnum, 36" x 48" acrylic paint on stretched canvas

Kind of Blue, 24" x 24" acrylic paint on stretched canvas

Heirloom, 36" x 48" acrylic paint on stretched canvas

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