Each of my paintings is based on a series of steps: observation, studies and sketches, and interpretation of subject matter. I always carry a small camera in order to record images of the rural area surrounding my home in Dayville. This part of Connecticut is referred to as “The Last Green Valley”. Each season brings a change of view and a new color palette. My small paintings are studies of the birds at my feeder, the flowers in my garden, and animals on neighboring farms. Larger canvases provide me with an opportunity to experiment and alter my view of the changing colors and landscape of rural New England.
The desire to expand my artistic horizons has recently inspired me to create wire jewelry. I enjoy bending and shaping the wire into a variety of whimsical lines that I often accent with different beads. The metal is then hammered in order to maintain its shape and allow the surface to catch the light. May wearing these earrings give you as much enjoyment as I had making them.
Susan Scott Kenney was born and raised in the Connecticut River Valley. At the age of seven she knew she wanted to be an artist. She combined this desire to produce art with an enjoyment of children and attended Southern Connecticut State College to become an art teacher. Susan studied a variety of medias and techniques that she utilized as an art teacher in the Dudley- Charlton school system. She later received a Masters degree from Hartford Art School with a concentration in painting.
A resident of Connecticut she presently lives in Dayville. Her recent retirement has provided her with the time and freedom to concentrate on her artwork. Susan works in acrylics, her subject matter is the flora, fauna, and landscape of the rural area in which she lives.