Moments in Nature: Art by Susan Kathryn Peck
Susan Kathryn Peck is a self-taught artist based in Ontario. In her art practice, Susan specializes in photorealistic portraits, landscapes, and paintings of other moments in nature.
Looking through Susan’s portfolio, I find myself especially drawn to the way the artist renders light. Whether it’s sunlight breaking through trees, or reflecting off of water, Susan exhibits an impressive eye for small highlights which serve to both draw the eye to a particular point on her canvas, and to emphasize the textural qualities of a given subject. She has a great eye for texture, capturing water, feathers, and plant life with equal accuracy.
The artist’s portraits are also impressive – Susan has a great skill for capturing expressions and the soft contours of children’s faces, a subject that many artists find challenging. The works in her current gallery of figure paintings combine water and figure, producing paintings that are as much heartfelt portraits of friends or loved ones as they are academic studies in different painting methods.