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Sac City native to exhibit landscape paintings

Tuesday, February 6, 2001

Susan R. Wilson has had her one-woman exhibition of landscape paintings on display at North Central College in Naperville, Ill.

The show included 36 paintings depicting Midwest landscapes and city scapes created with oilstick, acrylic and pastel paints. These paintings are her impressions of the farmlands and city buildings found in the Midwest and her Iowa hometown of Sac City.

According to Joan Broz of the Chicago area newspaper Daily Herald, "the vibrant movement, interlocking shapes and passionate color distinguish Wilson's landscapes. Where someone less creative may depict terra firms only in earth tones, Wilson imagines Prussian blue, sap green, alizarin crimson, magenta and teal. Her sharp angular lines suggest a fervor that imparts both importance and power to the land she draws."

Wilson also gave a gallery talk to the North Central College painting classes on Jan. 11 that emphasized the business of art. "Being an artist is not just about painting but about promoting and selling art if you consider it a profession." Her exhibit was on display at the college through Feb. 2.

Wilson's home and studio are located in the Chicago suburb of Lisle, Ill. She is a 1988 graduate of Buena Vista University.