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Bucolic Field of Poppies

Bucolic Field of Poppies

Artist: Michelle Suna
Title: Bucolic Field of Poppies
Year created: 2008
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Height (inches): 92
Width (inches): 76
Signed by the artist.
This piece is unframed.

Michelle Suna is an American artist born in Manhattan, NY, February 7, 1959, raised in Roslyn, Long Island, NY, educated at Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Communications & Crouse School of Art. Making art has been a continuous stream of her life’s breath since early childhood. Since 1995, artist Michelle Suna has been based on the East End of Long Island, where the light, the sea, the earth and skies continually inspire her creative forces. For over 30 years, Suna has created a diverse and extensive body of work, focusing in on abstract expression of nature, growth and motion. Consistently exploring the aspects and elements of our natural environment, in oil paint, oil pastel, infusing found materials, and in photography. Her works are largely inspired by our planet’s constantly changing, sea, land, skies, flora and fauna, with her signature vibrance, vitality and simplicity. Suna’s paintings create unique abstracted realities, embracing minimalist focus on nature, in reverent homage to poignant historical moments in the life; as in her widely praised and collected “Poppies” series; “Prayer for The Solo Sailor” series; and “Mountain Man of Mt. St. Helens” series, that bring the viewer into its contemplative meditation of enormous great events, impacting tragic human adversity, by fortifying resolve to never forget. Suna’s paintings are bold, yet delicately balanced works depicting our world's diverse color fields and forms. Christie’s Special Charity Auction for the 2005 Asian Tsunami Relief & Aid, highlighted Suna's “Verdant Poppy Field” during their global auction event. Artist Michelle Suna’s “Incoming Storm Over Sagg Pond” was in the feature film “HITCH” starring Will Smith, and "Poppies Study 3” was in the feature film “Music & Lyrics, starring Hugh Grant & Drew Barrymore. She has donated her time and her works to many highly worthy charitable foundations, including the Edwin Gould Children & Family Services Foundation; F.A.C.E.S Find A Cure for Epilepsy Syndrome; C.T.F. The Children’s Tumor Foundation, to name just a few. Living and working in NYC since 1978, at 19, taking an office job at Richard Meier & Associates, all the while painting, and immersed in the artists world of NYC. Her first solo shows were in SoHo and the Upper Eastside. She was curated into group shows during the gritty early days of graffiti artists & reclaimed art installations in Williamsburg, and The Bronx. Pre-show conferences were often held at the abandoned, iconic Silvercup Bakery, in LIC, that her late father, Harry Suna acquired for his sheetmetal businesses in 1978/9. She had conceptualized its reuse to sound stages, introducing him to a childhood friend’s father, Harvey Raphael, also a collector of her art, a TV Commercial Producer, who often remarked on the lack of large spaces and the need for stages in New York City. The artist, Michelle Suna still very much needed ‘day jobs’ during these early NYC years, which included creating a fashion design company, that was unfortunately short lived due to a car accident in Tribeca. Her physical injury & recovery forced her to retool her painting technique, more akin to fly fishing, fluidly channeling a Jackson Pollack type of action painting. All the while rebuilding muscle strength and balance, creating an entirely new large body of abstract expressionist works. All the while reforging another day job working with Ian Schrager & Steve Rubell as Private Events Director of the nightclub mecca, Palladium. One of the innumerable private events she facilitated, introduced her to the world of offshore multihull sailboat racing, 6 months later, setting course on yet another new day job, as the American Liaison between professional skippers, their sponsors and the public, transplanting her to new painting environments in Europe, particularly in Brittany, France. Artist Michelle Suna’s art continues to be praised, appreciated and collected by numerous private collectors from around the world.

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"In Play" for the 66th Annual Artists & Writers Charity Softball Fundraiser

Below are 3 pieces of my art that are "in play" for 66th annual Artists & Writers Charity Softball Game Fundraising. Proceeds are for great causes on here on the East End: The Retreat, East End Hospice, Whitmore Early Childhood Center, The Phoenix House Academy, to name a few. In advance many thanks for your hopeful bidding! Wishing all a very lovely august! Batter Up! The 'Big Game' is the afternoon saturday, Herricks Park, East Hampton August 16 ps: REPEAT!?! for the Artists Team!!

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Red Flowers (poppies) Under A Chrome Horizon

Red Flowers (poppies) Under A Chrome Horizon

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Panelrama of the Sea

Panelrama of the Sea
oil on reclaimed wood
a wainscot panel section
that's around 195 years old!
(from one of the earliest African American churches in the New England, the former Bethel Baptist Church at 161 Madison St., Sag Harbor, NY which is now a private home)

The Glenn Horowitz Gallery

87 Newtown Lane, August 10-15, there's a special group show for The Artists & Writers Charity Softball Fundraising.

Opening Reception August 14, 2014 from 6-8pm.
I'm showing for sale with donation, my 'Totem' to the world of baseball.

There's Gold In Them Thar Hills

There's Gold In Them Thar Hills
11" x 81"
oil on 6 attached canvases
mixed media & vintage antique objects, 2014


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