The decision to teach oil painting proved pivotal in the development of Susan Tolliver’s style. Tolliver gives lessons to adult beginners and intermediate oil painters at Studio Anchorage. She says the act of teaching forces her to consider new painting options and to study historical references. This inspired Tolliver to take a different direction in her work.
“I realized how much more invigorating it is if I work faster and avoid small canvasses,” she says. “We will see if this holds true during the course of time. I am concurrently working on three series. One is a “Barnyard” series with an assortment of whimsical animal characters found locally.”
Tolliver creates movement on the canvas through color harmonies, texture, balance, and dancing light. Her work can be found in several area galleries, but she mainly showcases it in her own studio. Tolliver will participate in the Louisville Visual Art Association’s upcoming Open Studio Weekend, September 13 and 14.
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Name: Susan Tolliver
Hometown: Anchorage, Kentucky