Susan Pucci's Art -- About Susan


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Susan Pucci's work appears in public, private and corporate collections throughout the country. She retired from teaching in 2003, having taught Art from kindergarten through adult levels. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education from the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse and has done graduate work through the Universities of Wisconsin, Madison and Stevens Point and has attended numerous art and creativity workshops and seminars.



At present Susan Pucci is represented by:

Odanata Gallery, Mercer, WI
The Three Lakes Art Center, Three Lakes, WI
Portal- Wisconsin.org Gallery Online
Wisconsin Visual Artists
Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau, WI.
Artists Interactive
Riverwoods Gallery, Eagle River, WI

Other Links:

Northwoods Art Tour
Campanile Center for the Arts
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Susan's Art Process

Susan at work in her studio

Just walking into my studio is a joy. It might be a mess with projects all over the place but I love it! Intuitively I create my Art whether realistic or totally abstract to have the components of good design, i.e. line, shape, color, texture, form, harmony, flow, repetition and balance. Although maybe not evident to the viewer, I strive to create that which makes me happy. What the viewer sees in it is personal.

While teaching Art, I told my students that there are no mistakes and if you have an “oops”, just make something out of it. Think of it as a challenge, a growth experience or an opportunity to try something new. Often I would soak the paint off watercolor paper in the bathtub if I didn’t like what I had painted. Dye color is residual and leaves a stain, so I would then develop a painting on top. Parts of a painting may become several smaller paintings, parts of other paintings, collages and even hand made business cards. While sculpting in wood or stone, one must handle the nature of the material on its own terms. Wood may have an irregular grain or stone may have a fissure around which to work. I once made an ear out of a knot in a basswood sculpture of a head. A soapstone sculpture split in half. I actually like it better with two parts as a diptych. Just go with the flow.

I have many paintings, collages and sculptures going at a time and develop them often “in fits and starts”. I need to finish art work no matter how long it takes. Maybe that originates from my German work ethic heritage and the idea that one must finish what one starts. Flexibility, analysis, synthesis, originality, playfulness, productivity, fluency and sensitivity are components of creativity. These traits along with a positive attitude create a “can do” personality. I look for the good and beautiful in all things. What I think on grows. These all create peace in my soul and great satisfaction and joy are gifts of my process.



Susan's studio
Susan's studio
Susan's studio
Susan's studio
Susan at work in her studio
Susan at work in her studio
Susan at work in her studio
Susan at work in her studio
Susan relaxing in her studio
Susan relaxing in her studio
(Photo Courtesy Tom Helfert)
Susan with her dog Bam
Susan with her dog Bam
Susan at work in her studio
Susan at work in her studio
 

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Susan J. Pucci
1761 County Road C
St. Germain, WI
54558

715-542-2300
800-688-7471

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