Bold Color, Strong Shapes at UU Gallery

UU Gallery showcases local artist Susan Reynolds-Smith throughout December.

Reynolds-Smith is a Wisconsin native and full-time Door County resident since 2010. A University of Minnesota graduate, she spent her professional career as a retail apparel buyer for major department stores before retiring to become a full-time mother. It was in her role as a buyer that she began exploring color, shape, and design through product development. She began her art career as an oil painter in 2015. Primarily self-taught, she was inspired to paint by studying art history and traveling throughout Europe.

“I am inspired by the Post-Impressionist and Art Nouveau movements. The use of bold color and strong shapes to express the structure of objects is something I try to create in my work. My art is an honest form of self-expression and a chance to share something of my personality. I work with oil on canvas in both the studio and plein air settings. There is always an element of surprise happening that entices me as colors relate and scenes develop. This discovery process is, for me, the gift of art,” she said.

There will be an art and holiday cookie reception Dec. 8, 4:30 – 6:30 pm.

Write On, Door County will hold an Art Speaks: Free Writing Lab on the gallery exhibit Dec. 14 at 1:30 pm. The writing lab provides a peaceful writing space for expression and reflection on the artwork.

The UU Gallery is free and open to the public. It is located at 10341 Hwy 42 in north Ephraim. Hours are 1-3 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and 11 am – 12 pm Sunday. For more information call 920.854.7559.


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