Susan Morland’s painting inherits from the Romantic era. The paintings create a space of fluidity and lightness. Mundane things join with the unknown. Intense colour explores spirit in nature, and brushstrokes communicate organic energy.
Art of the Romantic era had an emotional connection with nature: the beauty of nature, nature’s power, nature in movement and infinite. Nature was the medium through which ideals became desired – peace, wisdom, love, justice freedom – ideals that are famously to be found in the poems of William Wordsworth. Art of the Romantic era opposed the pessimistic tendency and travelled outside the boundaries of convention. The unimprison’d mind may yet have scope to range among her own, her thoughts, her images, her high desires – Wordsworth’s ‘The Excursion’.
Wordsworth’s poetry connects back to the time when Susan Morland was growing up. During World War II Susan Morland’s school was evacuated from Liverpool to Rydal Hall in the Lake District near to Rydal Mount, the Wordsworth family home. There could have been no greater contrast between wartime Liverpool, with the air raids and the blackout, and the Lake District, where children could walk freely on the open fells or go skating on a frozen lake in winter.
Susan Morland trained as a classical musician, then mainly self-taught as an artist began painting in New York in the 1960s. Her first one person exhibition was at the Woodstock Gallery in London in 1978 and since then she has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the UK and internationally.
Digital prints from museeszeee.com are high quality fine art Giclée prints proofed by the artist. Giclée is the name of the process of making fine art prints from a digital source using inkjet printing. Paper used is traditionally mould paper made to archival standards from St Cuthberts Mill in Somerset England. Each print is embossed with the MuseeSuzee logo. Paper sizes have been chosen to fit ready-made frames.
Imaging: Reeve Photography
Prints: Saxon Digital
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