'Portside' by Susan Grisell (circa Late 20th Century)
'Portside', oil on canvas, by American artist, Susan Grisell. A depiction of a small port's boat basin under a summery sky transports the viewer alongside the quayside passers-by. This is a work that imparts an immediate sense of tranquility and warmth. Painted with an impressionist's eye, the water reflects the powder-blue sky and the colours of the boats. One can almost hear the tinkling of the sailboats' halyards against the masts. Rustically framed, signed: 'Grisell' and in very good condition, this painting will make a wonderful addition to your home or workspace. Upon request, a video clip of the work may be provided.
About the Artist: Susan Grisell (Born 1946), is from New Milford, Connecticut, USA, and remained in pastoral Western Connecticut along the Housatonic River where she found inspiration in the surrounding natural beauty. At age 13, she declared "I will become an artist." Much of her artistic influence came from her friend and colleague, the impressionist Bernard Lennon, with whom she studied until his death in 1992. She recalls, "In my teens I watched him paint - just watched - but that was how I started to learn." Both Lennon and Grisell shunned what was popular in art and painted what they wanted. Commercial success was not a driving force - they painted for the love of it. Grisell's paintings evoke the feelings of peace and tranquility. She is completely self-taught relying on a personal sense of aesthetics to produce works of great beauty. She works directly from nature - en plein air. In the early 2000s Grisell traveled to Venice and Paris where she found new inspiration for subject matter and produced masterly cityscapes.
Dimensions with frame:
H 36 cm (14.2")
W 46 cm (18.1")
Dimensions without frame:
H 29 cm (11.4")
W 39.5 (15.6")