Susan J. Osborn
exhibition dates: Feb. 10 – 24, 2024
artist walk-through with Susan: Friday, Feb. 16 at 3:00pm
Explore Bonita and Sweetwater Valley neighborhoods through the eyes of local artist Susan J. Osborn. Susan is a well-known artist in San Diego County known for her colorful interpretations. Visitors can walk along the many trails with Susan as she explores Morrison Pond and the topography around the valley.
About “Neighborhood Impressions and Dreams”
I have lived in Bonita for over forty years. Most of the work from 2007 to 2019 was assembled sculpture. Then came the COVID lockdown and I couldn’t get my needed art supplies from estate sales and thrift stores.
At that time, I encountered the patterned paintings of Marian Estes and the architectural landscapes of Francis McCormack, finding their work inspiring. I longed to get back to painting and began working old canvases and boards I found around my house.
Using photos I had taken during my daily walks, my new paintings came from impressions of those photos and the images in my mind. The work used fabric because of my love for patterns and I also added collaged magazine photos, painted paper and acrylic.
Moving forward, most artwork corresponds to an area near my house, yet the latest works have a bit of fantasy such as you see in “Giraffes or “WIndy Day.”