Mission Hills Artist Wins Second Place

| December 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

Mission Hills artist Susanne Slater has won second place in the highly competitive November Members Show on display in the San Diego Watercolor Society gallery at 2825 Dewey Road in Liberty Station, San Diego.  Slater’s painting, titled “Linus,” and was selected by nationally known juror Barbara Tapp for this honor, out of nearly 300 entries. Tapp said of  the painting, “Although this painting is abstract through its elements, we can see a mouth, nose, eye – and we then see it as a dog. The character of the dog comes out due to the rhythm and directions of textures.  It is a very well-constructed abstract, with a warm feeling. The artist knew how to direct your eye. It is a very exciting painting, with beautiful, harmonious color. The ‘lost-and-found’ edges are very appealing.”

Slater has become a well-known watercolor artist in San Diego over the past 10 years.  She has been juried into and won multiple awards at the San Diego Watercolor Society and at other venues around town, including the Southwestern Gallery in Balboa Park, the San Diego Art Institute in Balboa Park and Spanish Village.  Her formal training in drawing, sculpting and painting was received at the Jeff Watts Atelier in Encinitas, CA.  This is where she began watercolor and met her mentor James Mallard.  Since that time, she has trained with a number of national and international artists. Over the years Susanne has traveled internationally and painted scenes from France, London, Germany, and Prague. In 2012 she was a featured artist at the Mission Federal ArtWalk in Little Italy.  Her painting “Balboa Park” was chosen by Mission Federal Bank for their advertising campaign.  More of her work can be found at https://www.slaterwatercolors.com/.

Susanne Slater’s painting, titled “Linus,” was selected by nationally known juror Barbara Tapp.

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