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Artist Reception featuring Susan T. Pelham

To Slay the Jaberwock

To Slay the Jaberwock

Stop by Donderos' in March to see the work of featured artist of the month, Susan T. Pelham.  Join us for the artist reception Sunday, March 22 from 2:00-4:00pm.

Susan Tillman Pelham graduated from Florida State University in 1963 with a degree in Fine Art. Her major was in Painting with a minor in Art History. Twenty years later she spent three months in London, England updating her Art History at Sotheby’s Styles in Art course.  Of her current work Susan says:

“Magic Realism of the 1940’s in painting intrigued me when I was a student at Florida State University in the early 60’s.  I liked the work of Cadmus, Tooker, Albright, and Hopper.  Only recently in exploring collage, and thinking about Magic Realism in the writings of Gabriel Garcia Marques and Franz Kafka have I begun to explore Magic Realism in my own work.   I enjoy referencing literature in my collages. Often nursery rhymes, Haiku, Limericks, and children’s camp songs inspire the subject of a collage. I like hiding little jokes in the composition. I have fun with my work as I am creating it, and I hope other people have fun looking at it. “

Susan teaches painting in Madison and at her home in Monroe.  She receives much critical acclaim in the region and has won numerous awards with her collages.