Tuesday, November 24, 2015

2016 Art Calendar featuring Suzanne Frazier's Oil Paintings

It's that of year when we need a calendar for the new year!

Here's my 2016 Art Calendar featuring twelve plein air oil paintings I created during this year.

You can purchase the calendar online and order by credit card  (Click Here)
or download the order form and mail it to me with a check.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Water & Light - Art Exhibition at Osmosis Gallery

Rocky Mountain Water & Light
Show Statement

The Rocky Mountain series of paintings emerged from my forty-three years of hiking Colorado trails across the state. The paintings are an accumulation of experiences, not just one experience, one place.

I choose to create work that does not refer to any specific location or time. I choose instead to invite the viewer into my meditation of my collected emotional responses from residing for fourteen years in the Colorado Mountains. Each painting lives in its own time and locale, without depending on a specific period or place to give it validity.

It breathes on it’s own, free from a particular association, reflecting back to the viewer an experience of seeing something new.   The painting changes as the viewer breathes in detail, subtleties of shape, and nuance of color. Then the painting breathes back to the viewer and a relationship ensues. I invite you to gaze, without labels, into my shared contemplation.

Artist Statement

As a Contemplative Artist, Suzanne Frazier creates paintings from a meditative space. She meditates before she begins each painting session to facilitate moving into that part of her brain where creativity abounds.
She writes about her experience, “I lose a sense of time when I paint, and if I am lucky, I lose a sense of place, and if I am really lucky, I lose myself, and just paint.” 

Her painting style is a textured process that involves a longer timeframe to create the work. With a pallet knife, she applies slabs of oil paint on to a blank canvas to create the image. Then she builds up the texture and blends colors using a brush. The combination of both elements brings vitality to the work. The painting can change and modify during all the painting times. Finally, the composition is sound and the colors are strong and she knows the painting is complete. 

Suzanne’s source of inspiration comes from the natural world. She takes all her experiences from living in Colorado since 1972, from hiking above timberline to sitting next to Boulder Creek, and the accumulation of her experiences erupt in her paintings as an organic universal experience of living on this planet.

Artist Bio

Suzanne Frazier combines a BFA degree in Studio Arts from the University of Colorado with a BA degree in
Philosophy from Lake Erie College to create a philosophical/meditative approach to art making. In September 2015, Suzanne published her first 24 page art book, Contemplative Art, describing her meditative painting process and her definition for contemplative art amid images of her cloud paintings. Suzanne has been a working artist since 1990 with oil paintings in private collections in the United States, Canada, Japan and Europe. She is currently represented by Osmosis Gallery in Niwot, CO.

(Top Left) Rocky Mountain Canyon Light
(Bottom Left) Rocky Mountain Canyon Sunset
(Top Right) Rocky Mountain Rain Sunset
(Bottom Right) Rocky Mountain Evening Light

(Left to Right Back) Rocky Mountain Spring Storm, Rocky Mountain Creek Whirlpool
(Top Right) Rocky Mountain Moonlight Summit
(Bottom Right) Rocky Mountain Spring Runof

Friday, October 16, 2015

2020 Food + Wine Bar Art Exhibition

2020 Ionosphere Street, Longmont, CO

Hours:  Mondays - Saturdays   4 pm - 9 pm

Check out their menu:  Click Here

These paintings are part of my Boulder Foothill Series

"Canyon Falls", 24" x 18"
"Morning Has Broken", 12" x 16"

"Here's Horse Looking At You!", 12" x 9"
(top) "Colterra Garden", 12" x 12"
(bottom) "Niwot Summer Lights", 12" x 12"
"Soaring", 24" x 24

Saturday, September 12, 2015

2015 Longmont Studio Tour

2015 Longmont Studio Tour

Saturday & Sunday, September 26 & 27
11 am to 5 pm

Suzanne's Studio in Prospect
Ionosphere and Neon Forest Circle
Longmont, CO 80504

You are invited to visit my studio in Prospect, in Longmont, Colorado, the weekend of September 26 & 27.
The doors will be open between 11 am and 5 pm. I'll be exhibiting my work for sale plus my new book, Contemplative Art, 2016 Art Calendar, Note Cards, Non-Traditional Christmas Cards and prints.

You can pick up a map of the tour at my studio.  Here are directions to my studio:   Click Here
Or, you can get the entire studio tour map:  Click Here

Here's a video of my studio:


And here I am standing in front of my oil painting
Colterra Garden
that is on exhibition at the Muse Gallery through the end of September.
You can drop by the Muse to see work by each participating artist 
and pick up a 2015 Longmont Studio Tour Map

Colterra Garden
oil painting
12" x 12"

Friday, August 7, 2015

Artwork at the Osmosis Gallery

Osmosis Gallery
290 2nd Avenue, Niwot CO 80503

Open Monday - Friday    9 am - 5 pm
         Saturdays              11 am - 3 pm

I have two paintings on display at the Osmosis Gallery.

Please plan to stop by and check them out and the rest of the art in the gallery.

View from Wonderland Lake
oil painting
12" x 12"

View from Lee Hill Road
oil painting
12" x 12"

Thursday, July 16, 2015

"Art Inspired by the Land" Exhibition at Boulder Library Canyon Gallery

1000 Canyon Road, Boulder Colorado

You are invited to the Artists Reception, Friday, July 17 from 5 - 7 pm. Please see the invitation below. I will be there standing near my oil painting "Boulder Creek Moonlight". 

"Boulder Creek Moonlight", oil painting 12" x 12"

Monday, June 29, 2015

Danish Furniture Store Revisited

1448 Nelson Road
Longmont, CO 80501

Store Hours:  Monday - Saturday   10 am to 5 pm

Thirteen Paintings by Suzanne Frazier

Here are some new photos of the paintings on display at the Danish Furniture Store in Longmont. Stop by to see my work coordinated with great furniture.