“It is mysterious and pleasurable when, in the course of looking at the world, you find something that suddenly seems significant. That field, or street, or person. That light! The challenge then, is to do the work – with a controlled sense of heightened awareness – quickly in the field, more deliberately in the studio, and hope that the finished piece will reflect back to you some of what you felt at the time and that some other viewers might feel something which stirs a similar response. Sometimes, when it works, a viewer will seem to feel this and say so, and then the effort is particularly satisfying.” Bill Suttles
An artist for over seventy years, Bill’s painterly landscapes and figurative works in oil and pastel have been appearing in galleries around the Southeast for six decades. He has maintained studios in Atlanta and in Blairsville, the Appalachian foothills of North Georgia, where he finds a visual feast available to him just outside his door. He uses oils, pastel and acrylics in creating landscapes and figurative work and while painting plein air. At the young age of 91, Bill continues to paint daily in his studio atop the mountain known as Buzzard’s Roost in the southern-most pass, Trackrock Gap, of the lower Appalachian Mountain Range. He continues to explore new techniques and media to create his expressionist and sometimes abstractive art. His works have garnered numerous awards in juried shows.