Monday, November 15, 2010

Photos of the Artist Reception for "Radiant Reflections"

Here are photos of the Artists Opening Reception at the Muse Gallery for 
"Radiant Reflections". 
Below is a photo of Angelo Ambrosia (Glass Artist)  
and Suzanne Frazier (Landscape Painter).

Here is the front display window of the Muse Gallery 
featuring my paintings and Angelo's glass sculptures.

Here is the exhibition.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Radiant Reflections: Artists Reception Friday, November 12 6-9 pm

Radiant Reflections
Angelo Ambrosia’s original glass art inspired by the ethereal paintings of Suzanne Frazier.

Radiant Reflections brings together the work of 2 artists, combines them  and creates a new collaborative body of art.   Suzanne Frazier’s oil paintings will be displayed on the walls with Angelo Ambrosia’s glass sculptures juxtaposed in front of each painting.  The combination creates a flow of energy that transports the viewer to a peaceful place.  Suzanne Frazier’s contemplative paintings capture the radiant reflections of the clouds and sunlight.  Angelo’s sculptures were created from his inspiration from Suzanne’s paintings.  While the work was created by two different artists, working in two different studios, together they achieve a symbiotic collection of art.  Suzanne described the reflection aspect of the exhibition as two-fold – the art itself depicts reflection of light and the two artists have become a reflection of each other.  

Artists Reception Friday, November 12   6 - 9 pm
Muse Gallery, 356 Main Street, Longmont, CO 80502

Show dates:  11/13/10-12/23/10

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

"Early Morning Shower"

“All artists are of necessity in some measure contemplative."  
Evelyn Underhill

"Early Morning Shower"
oil painting                24" x 36"

Monday, November 8, 2010

"Full Moon Ocean Dance"

“Every art has its mystery, its spiritual rhythm.”  
D. T. Suzuki

"Full Moon Ocean Dance"
oil painting                        24" x 36"

Sunday, November 7, 2010

"Sun Dog Clouds"

“The word, art, implies that you go beyond something real.”  
Milton Resnick

"Sun Dog Clouds"
oil painting             24" x 36"

Saturday, November 6, 2010

"Colorado Clouds"

I do not know myself how I paint it. 
I sit down with a white board before the spot that strikes me. 
I look at what is before my eyes, and say to myself, 
that white board must become something."    
Vincent Van Gogh

"Colorado Clouds" 
oil painting              24" x 36"

Friday, November 5, 2010

"Moonlight Reverie"

"One eye looks within, the other eye looks without."   
Henri Cartier-Bresson

"Moonlight Reverie"
oil painting              12" x 36"

Thursday, November 4, 2010

"Full Moon Over San Luis Lakes"

"The artist never entirely knows.  
We guess.  
We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark."  
Agnes de Mille

"Full Moon Over San Luis Lakes"
oil painting                           12" x 36"

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

"Cherry Blossom Morning"

"Art is something like a good armchair in which to rest from physical fatigue.”
Henri Matisse

"Cherry Blossom Morning"
oil painting                    12" x 36" 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

"Behold! Boulder!"

"He unfolds as a painter that which has not yet been said.
He translates it into absolute terms of painting--
something other than reality."  
Paul Cezanne

"Behold!  Boulder!"
oil painting              12" x 36"

Monday, November 1, 2010

"Seaside Sunrise"

“The creative process, like a spiritual journey, is intuitive, non-linear and experiential.  
It points us toward our essential nature, 
which is a reflection of the boundless creativity of the universe.”  
John Daido Loori

"Seaside Sunrise"
oil painting          15" x 30"

Thursday, October 28, 2010

"Grasslands Sunrise"

"Light is a thing that cannot be reproduced, 
but must be represented by something else – by color."   
Paul Cezanne

"Grasslands Sunrise"
oil painting            24" x 48"

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"Atlantic Sunrise"

“The spiritual life,
to which art belongs and of which she is one of the mightiest elements,
is a complicated but definite and easily definable movement forwards and upwards.
This movement is the movement of experience.”     

Atlantic Sunrise
oil painting          24" x 48"

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

"Hot Summer Sunrise"

"The Artist is someone with an overheated brain."   Milton Resnick

"Hot Summer Sunrise"  
oil painting             12" x 24"

Monday, October 25, 2010

Artist Statement

Artist Statement
Suzanne Frazier

Presenting the presence of the numinous is the purpose of my work.  

I paint the beauty of what cannot be named but only can be pointed to through observation of the mystery and majesty of this world. 

As Rudolph Otto observed, our response to the numinous is unique and one of fascination. 
He believed that every person on the planet has the capacity to perceive the numinous,
however, it must be received into consciousness; it cannot be taught. 

The work whispers into the viewer’s consciousness to remember the numinous.

The response to the whisper of the colors on the canvas usually is a sense of peace.

My contemplative approach to oil painting centers around sunrises and sunsets, when, as the mystics say, there is a crack in the sky between heaven and earth.  It is a special time of day when one feels awe and beauty.  The numinous is present.

My work provides a space to share the contemplation, or as Plato spoke about, the primordial truth.  

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Purpose of my Art

"Yugen"  (Eternal Potential)
oil painting                    24" x 60"

With each painting, I give the viewer a moment to take a deep breath and remember
what has been forgotten in the busy lifestyle that pervades the American culture. 

My paintings are a reminder to look around the buildings and through the trees to the sky with the majestic colors.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Philosophy of Life

"Time is not a field
to be measured in rods
nor a sea
to be measured in miles
it is a heart beat"

This is my philosophy on life which I have held since college.
Our hearts are connected to the spirit within us and with each other.
The beating of our hearts together is why we exist on this planet.
Everything else supports our gentle, loving connection.
Listen to your heart beat today.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

What is Contemplative Art?

The product of creative expression
out of the pure joy of creating,
grounded in a contemplative connection
to the "radiance and perfection" of spirit,
known only through one's experience of
fully human.

This is a definition that I decided upon after years of reading about the contemplative process from may points of views and spiritual groundings.  It is my experience of making contemplative art.