Movements in Nature is a direct response to being outdoors in the sights, sounds and enveloping force of the natural world. Sunlight coming through trees and twinkling on the forest floor, water gently moving leaves on the top of a pond, wind …the sound of wind howling through the branches of an old tree, rain pelting down on an open meadow creating puddles. All of these experiences are combined for a visceral and emotional impact evoking memories of childhood adventures and moments in time.



The act of painting these images is done with the abandon and trust of a child and a fearlessness to dive into the unknown arms outstretched. The color and emotion become a dance on the canvas inspired by nature and vulnerability of the process itself.

Susan Lawrence


“…. My blood shudders still, although I am not a coward, at the grandeur of the Creator's power;

and I gazed motionless on this new display of the irresistible force of one of His (Her) elements.

John James Audubon


I have had the good fortune to have known and exhibited Susan Lawrence’s art in various venues over the years. Her Gia approach to art is reflected in multiple stages in her work and her modus operando. In her landscapes one can reference the Four Elements. They a peaceful and at the same time powerful. Now she been liberated to share with us the feelings and passions of this earth with her Movements in Nature. When curating this current exhibition, I realized that she had been freed. Nature now flows through her and it escapes on to her canvases. Before her art was very harmonious. Now I feel it is more provocative, candid and conformational.  True art most move you and evoke some emotional response.  Ms. Lawrence succeeds by the pure passion of nature that we do not see, but are only witnesses to its effects. These new works mesmerize. It seems as if she is under the spell while being a conduit of nature. She captures the moods and essence of the land and the sea. In concept she is a minimalist, but in execution the canvases have more dimension.  This art is a bold as Turner and Monet for their time. Susan Lawrence’s time is now.


Tony Clark

Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.


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