Susan Fraser-Hughes

A Winter Retreat

Grey skies
Heavy rain
A want
A need…

Distinguished Writer of the ArtAscent Winter call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Winter issue.

Artist Statement

Every series I create is triggered by a sensory response to a place, object, or situation. These responses, though occurring on a surface level, often trigger an association with past memories, emotions, and experiences. Drawing allows me to visually explore these connections, in an immediate and intimate way.

My work, often considered ominous both for its content and for its restricted palette of black against white, is anything but. Darkness, for me, is a place of healing, a quiet place. It is in darkness, that I feel I can be my most vulnerable, trusting. Darkness within my work is indicative of retreat. The light, by comparison, is indicative of new growth, energy, and understanding.

About My Work

Through her intimate and often mysterious work, Susan Fraser-Hughes takes her viewers on a journey, a journey that is slowly documenting her life, traversing between the past and the present as she gently attends to experiences and memories.

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