Sue Reynolds/Battenkill Atelier
About Sue Reynolds and the Battenkill Atelier
Sue Reynolds art background includes having been a college professor, a public and private school art teacher, a scenic artist and an illustrator for the past forty years.
“ How can an artist live in Saratoga and Washington Counties and not fall in love with the beauty of the land: colorful farms, beautiful waters, wonderful woods, and mountains? Every season is full of exciting colors, shapes, lines, and dimension. I have been intrigued with bales of hay, the variety of colors in trees, the ever-changing skies, the textures of old barns and the shadows created by the late afternoon. Landscape and especially plein-air has become a small obsession with me and also a continual challenge. Everywhere one looks there is a painting.
I would say my strongest influence has been the Hudson River artist, like Thomas Cole and Frederick Church. It will take a lifetime for me to learn how to paint like them. Another influence in landscape is Winston Churchill. He wrote a little book called, Painting as A Pastime, that is one of my most cherished possession.”
Sue has spent a great deal of time in Europe and enjoys painting the amazing landscapes where the colors are so different and seems brighter. She finds each trip inspirational. Sending winters in Florida provides her with the chance to explore watercolors and a broader range of subjects.
42 Windy Hill Road, Greenwich, NY
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