Specializing in acrylic work, Susan Gale’s cityscape paintings explore nostalgia of community through light and texture. Susan highlights this by juxtaposing the peaceful mystery of light and the invoking rush of city life. She explores the sensibility that an image evokes by manipulating form, surface and palette to exaggerate each painting’s elements of color, framing and texture. Susan employs rich hues, thick texture and playful pixilation in her work. Her paintings also seek to investigate a space between abstraction and representation that allows for a rich direct language of mark making.
Susan’s unique aesthetic is the dominant theme in her work. Her practice involves capturing cityscapes and images of everyday places and assigning them a subjective graphic meaning. In this form of expression, gestures and shapes start to invoke a feeling of being transported to these cities. Susan works the images through a lens of emotion and brings beauty and form back to their most simple compositional elements.
Susan has been painting for over 15 years. She studied at NSACD from 2000 to 2004 and has been exhibiting consistently since.