Featured Artist Suzanne Yurdin

Artist Suzanne Yurdin conveys a sense of place by translating the environment in her mixed media paintings with energetic brushwork and color. To view more of her work, visit her website.

 

“Coastline” Mixed Media on Canvas, 30” x 48” by artist Suzanne Yurdin. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Coastline” Mixed Media on Canvas, 30” x 48”

 

As long as I can remember, my parents’ love of travel took them, and many times my whole family, to culturally rich and artistically beautiful places.

 

“Harbour Bridge” Mixed Media on Canvas, 19” x 15” by artist Suzanne Yurdin. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Harbour Bridge” Mixed Media on Canvas, 19” x 15”

 

Seeing castles and cathedrals, markets and museums, vineyards and villages were magical experiences. The imagery has informed, inspired and challenged the way I have worked throughout my career.

 

“Finding my Way” Mixed Media on Canvas, 22” x 28” by artist Suzanne Yurdin. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Finding my Way” Mixed Media on Canvas, 22” x 28”

 

Art and design have always played a significant role in my life. My grandfather was an architect and painted. My father nurtured roses and dabbled in watercolor and pencil, and my mother’s flair for design has always been evident in her fashion, interior design and gardens.

 

“Regatta” Mixed Media on Canvas, 40” x 30” by artist Suzanne Yurdin. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Regatta” Mixed Media on Canvas, 40” x 30”

 

Through my own experience, I learned to translate the landscape with paint after many years of doing abstract collage.

 

“Wind in my Sail” Mixed Media on Canvas, 36” x 36” by artist Suzanne Yurdin. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Wind in my Sail” Mixed Media on Canvas, 36” x 36”

 

The underpinnings of architectural lines are frequently a guiding force for my landscapes. It is with that mark making that I’m able to express a “sense of place.”

 

“That October Day” Mixed Media on Canvas, 48” x 30” by artist Suzanne Yurdin. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“That October Day” Mixed Media on Canvas, 48” x 30”

 

Be it mountainous, oceanic or atmospheric, I don’t try to convey a specific place, and oftentimes don’t title my work for that reason. Instead, I find it more enriching as an artist to connect with my viewer by triggering an emotion, a memory or even a sense of déjà vu.

 

“Tom’s Rocky Point” Mixed Media on Canvas, 12” x 12” by artist Suzanne Yurdin. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Tom’s Rocky Point” Mixed Media on Canvas, 12” x 12”

 

After studying several works of art before deciding on his choices, a client said about my work, “Your art provokes thought, emotion, and participation.”

 

“Transition Fall” Mixed Media on Canvas, 26” x 9” by artist Suzanne Yurdin. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Transition Fall” Mixed Media on Canvas, 26” x 9”

 

It is precisely that kind of experience I hope to be able to offer the viewer of my paintings. Upon seeing an architectural landscape of mine, a studio visitor remarked it was exactly how she remembered the cathedral in Budapest.

 

“Wind” Mixed Media on Paper, 26” x 26” by artist Suzanne Yurdin. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Wind” Mixed Media on Paper, 26” x 26”

 

Having never been there myself, it gave me a deep satisfaction to know my art can physically, as well as metaphorically, transport someone somewhere with their own “sense of place.”

 

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