Tuesday, November 24, 2015

2016 Art Calendar featuring Suzanne Frazier's Oil Paintings

It's that of year when we need a calendar for the new year!

Here's my 2016 Art Calendar featuring twelve plein air oil paintings
I created during this year.

You can purchase the calendar online and order by credit card
or download the order form and mail it to me with a check.

(Click Here)

Friday, November 6, 2015

Water & Light - Art Exhibition at Osmosis Gallery

Rocky Mountain Water & Light
Show Statement

The Rocky Mountain series of paintings emerged from my forty-three years of hiking Colorado trails across the state. The paintings are an accumulation of experiences, not just one experience, one place.

I choose to create work that does not refer to any specific location or time. I choose instead to invite the viewer into my meditation of my collected emotional responses from residing for fourteen years in the Colorado Mountains. Each painting lives in its own time and locale, without depending on a specific period or place to give it validity.

It breathes on it’s own, free from a particular association, reflecting back to the viewer an experience of seeing something new.   The painting changes as the viewer breathes in detail, subtleties of shape, and nuance of color. Then the painting breathes back to the viewer and a relationship ensues. I invite you to gaze, without labels, into my shared contemplation.

Artist Statement

As a Contemplative Artist, Suzanne Frazier creates paintings from a meditative space. She meditates before she begins each painting session to facilitate moving into that part of her brain where creativity abounds.
She writes about her experience, “I lose a sense of time when I paint, and if I am lucky, I lose a sense of place, and if I am really lucky, I lose myself, and just paint.” 

Her painting style is a textured process that involves a longer timeframe to create the work. With a pallet knife, she applies slabs of oil paint on to a blank canvas to create the image. Then she builds up the texture and blends colors using a brush. The combination of both elements brings vitality to the work. The painting can change and modify during all the painting times. Finally, the composition is sound and the colors are strong and she knows the painting is complete. 

Suzanne’s source of inspiration comes from the natural world. She takes all her experiences from living in Colorado since 1972, from hiking above timberline to sitting next to Boulder Creek, and the accumulation of her experiences erupt in her paintings as an organic universal experience of living on this planet.

Artist Bio

Suzanne Frazier combines a BFA degree in Studio Arts from the University of Colorado with a BA degree in
Philosophy from Lake Erie College to create a philosophical/meditative approach to art making. In September 2015, Suzanne published her first 24 page art book, Contemplative Art, describing her meditative painting process and her definition for contemplative art amid images of her cloud paintings. Suzanne has been a working artist since 1990 with oil paintings in private collections in the United States, Canada, Japan and Europe. She is currently represented by Osmosis Gallery in Niwot, CO.

(Top Left) Rocky Mountain Canyon Light
(Bottom Left) Rocky Mountain Canyon Sunset
(Top Right) Rocky Mountain Rain Sunset
(Bottom Right) Rocky Mountain Evening Light

(Left to Right Back) Rocky Mountain Spring Storm, Rocky Mountain Creek Whirlpool
(Top Right) Rocky Mountain Moonlight Summit
(Bottom Right) Rocky Mountain Spring Runof

Friday, October 16, 2015

2020 Food + Wine Bar Art Exhibition

2020 Ionosphere Street, Longmont, CO

Hours:  Mondays - Saturdays   4 pm - 9 pm

Check out their menu:  Click Here

These paintings are part of my Boulder Foothill Series

"Canyon Falls", 24" x 18"
"Morning Has Broken", 12" x 16"

"Here's Horse Looking At You!", 12" x 9"
(top) "Colterra Garden", 12" x 12"
(bottom) "Niwot Summer Lights", 12" x 12"
"Soaring", 24" x 24

Saturday, September 12, 2015

2015 Longmont Studio Tour

2015 Longmont Studio Tour

Saturday & Sunday, September 26 & 27
11 am to 5 pm

Suzanne's Studio in Prospect
Ionosphere and Neon Forest Circle
Longmont, CO 80504

You are invited to visit my studio in Prospect, in Longmont, Colorado, the weekend of September 26 & 27.
The doors will be open between 11 am and 5 pm. I'll be exhibiting my work for sale plus my new book, Contemplative Art, 2016 Art Calendar, Note Cards, Non-Traditional Christmas Cards and prints.

You can pick up a map of the tour at my studio.  Here are directions to my studio:   Click Here
Or, you can get the entire studio tour map:  Click Here

Here's a video of my studio:


And here I am standing in front of my oil painting
Colterra Garden
that is on exhibition at the Muse Gallery through the end of September.
You can drop by the Muse to see work by each participating artist 
and pick up a 2015 Longmont Studio Tour Map

Colterra Garden
oil painting
12" x 12"

Friday, August 7, 2015

Artwork at the Osmosis Gallery

Osmosis Gallery
290 2nd Avenue, Niwot CO 80503

Open Monday - Friday    9 am - 5 pm
         Saturdays              11 am - 3 pm

I have two paintings on display at the Osmosis Gallery.

Please plan to stop by and check them out and the rest of the art in the gallery.

View from Wonderland Lake
oil painting
12" x 12"

View from Lee Hill Road
oil painting
12" x 12"

Thursday, July 16, 2015

"Art Inspired by the Land" Exhibition at Boulder Library Canyon Gallery

1000 Canyon Road, Boulder Colorado

You are invited to the Artists Reception, Friday, July 17 from 5 - 7 pm. Please see the invitation below. I will be there standing near my oil painting "Boulder Creek Moonlight". 

"Boulder Creek Moonlight", oil painting 12" x 12"

Monday, June 29, 2015

Danish Furniture Store Revisited

1448 Nelson Road
Longmont, CO 80501

Store Hours:  Monday - Saturday   10 am to 5 pm

Thirteen Paintings by Suzanne Frazier

Here are some new photos of the paintings on display at the Danish Furniture Store in Longmont. Stop by to see my work coordinated with great furniture.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

2015 Prospect Artists Studio Tour

You are invited to stop by my studio during the PROSPECT ARTISTS STUDIO TOUR

Saturday & Sunday, June 20 & 21, from Noon - 6 pm

Here's the Link for the Map:  Click Here

Here's the Prospect Artists Association Facebook Page:  Click Here
You can check out the 14 artists participating in the tour. "Like" us and we will keep you up-dated on PAA activities.

Here's the invitation:

Friday, March 20, 2015

Danish Furniture Store Exhibition

1448 Nelson Road
Longmont, CO 80501

Store Hours:  Monday - Saturday   10 am to 5 pm

Thirteen Paintings by Suzanne Frazier

I am delighted to have my work on display at the Danish Furniture Store in Longmont. They have been a family run business for 43 years.

Saturday, March 21 from 10 am to 5 pm they are hosting a Home & Garden Party
You are invited to stop by to see my work.

Here is a video of a section of the store exhibiting 6 of my paintings in a bedroom setting.  Don't miss it!

Here are some other photos of my work on display:

Over the main desk:
(Top Left) Colorado Starlight Evening, 24" x 24"
(Top Right) Colorado Morning Reverie & Colorado Sunset, 12" x 12"
(Botton Left) Wild Fire Sunset, 10" x 20"
(Bottom Right) Mountain Summer Morning12" x 24"

Desert Sunrise, 18" x 36"

Long View From Longmont, 30" x 24"

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Walker Fine Art/ Elevate Art Consultants

300 West 11th Ave #A 
Denver, CO 80204 

Tuesday-Saturday   11am-5pm

First Fridays           6 pm-8pm 
By appointment       303-355-8955

Bobbi Walker | Elevate Art Consultants 

Available as part of the offerings by the Elevate Art Consultants
that can be viewed at Walker Fine Art (by appointment) :   

my newest painting, 36" x 48", "Boketto #1

I chose the name for this series of paintings, "Boketto", 

because it means in Japanese, "gazing vacantly into the distance without thinking". 

I love the idea of looking at a painting, gazing at a painting, without thinking, rather absorbing or ingesting the emotion of the image instead of trying to figure it out. I paint my emotional response to a memory of an experience in the Colorado mountains, choosing not to depict a scene, rather to give an impression of the impact of the landscape. 

Here you can see the process I used to create this oil painting.

First, I began painting the texture on the canvas.
I do this in my garage because the paint smell is too intense to let it dry in my studio.
Here's a video of painting the first layer of texture.

Then I take the painting to my studio for the final drying on the wall.
I check out the texture to see which direction I should place
the canvas to begin painting. 
Sometimes I turn the painting upside down after I begin painting.
It all depends.

Next I begin blocking in the colors and establishing the composition.
Of course, all this can change.

Still blocking in colors.

Still blocking in colors.

After blocking in the colors, I paint another couple of layers of paint
until I begin to get the subtleties in color I prefer.

I continue painting in layers refining the colors until I arrive at the final image on the canvas.

But then, it can change, after I let the painting rest and I look at it again.
Here I made minor changes. 

You can go to this website, 
to view the other 8 Boulder Creek Series paintings
available for viewing at Walker Fine Art 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Osmosis Gallery Show in Niwot CO

290 2nd Avenue, Niwot Colorado

The Osmosis Gallery is located in this beautiful little house on
2nd Avenue in Niwot.

I have twelve paintings on display at the Osmosis Gallery 
through the end of January.
Three are to the left of the front door. 
Four are the right side of the door.
Four are on the room dividers facing the door.
One more, the Contemplative Buffalo is under the front window.

You can see seven of my paintings on either side of the front door.

Front top to bottom:
Boulder Creek Fall
Boulder Creek Spring LIght
Boulder Creek Winter
Boulder Creek Sunrise
From top to bottom
Boulder Creek Spring
Boulder Creek Sunset
Boulder Creek Fall Light

Top Left: Boulder Creek Midday Light
Top Right:  Boulder Creek Moonlight
Bottom Left:  Boulder Creek Spring LIght
Bottom Right:  Boulder Creek Morning

For More Information on the Osmosis Gallery  Click Here