Some of my paintings were juried by the National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (NAWA) and I was chosen to become a member of one of the most prestigious fine art associations in the country! I am honored and delighted.
October 3, 2015
From opera to art, soprano explores artistic medium
Suzanne Clune 3:41 p.m. EDT April 23, 2015
“La Forza” by Suzanne Clune is an example of the artwork on display at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon.(Photo: Courtesy photo)
As an emerging artist, I realize the difficulties to be accepted in the competitive world of art galleries. To my surprise, and with a deep gratitude, I have been able to know the great and satisfying feeling of being appreciated by the art lovers of the Howland Cultural Art Center in Beacon. In their open mindedness, expertise and knowledge of the arts, on a week's notice they found a way to make room in a group art show with limited space to hang five of my large paintings.
The response to my paintings at this event was tremendous. I am still feeling the positive effects of this exposure. The tenor of the critics emphasized the powerful impression the artworks made. All of this confirmed that my passion for painting is the right way to go. Although I am an operatic singer and performing artist, I pursue both art forms and let my creative spirit and artistic expression grow.
Through the medium of paint I seek to use color, texture and form to create a visually stimulating image. It is also a way for me to explore the range of possibilities allowed through subtle changes, color choice, composition, method of application, surface preparation, etc.
My art is a way of finding the true meaning of myself.
The annual Howland Cultural Center Members Exhibition continues through Sunday April 26 at the center at 477 Main St., Beacon. For more information, call 845- 831-4988; visit http://howlandculturalcenter.org/
Suzanne Clune is an operatic singer and performing artist. To learn more about the artist, visit www.suzannecluneartist.com
"Her abstract expressionist style is passionate and makes a powerful statement."
"She uses texture and strong colors in a fearless manner to create dramatic works of art."
-The Putnam County News and Record