SUSAN OTTEVANGER
Port Townsend, Washington - United States



Original Artworks (4)

Susan Ottevanger; 3 Stars, 2002, Original Painting Acrylic, 25 x 25 inches. Artwork description: 241 Almost lost in the riff raff of a reef, 3 red star fish. On exhibit at Ventura County Maritime Museum...
Susan Ottevanger
Original Acrylic Painting, 2002
25 x 25 inches (63.5 x 63.5 cm)
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Susan Ottevanger; Green Heron, 2000, Original Painting Acrylic, 46 x 23 inches.
Susan Ottevanger
Original Acrylic Painting, 2000
46 x 23 inches (116.8 x 58.4 cm)
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Susan Ottevanger; Pair Of Anhingas, 2000, Original Painting Acrylic, 52 x 22 inches.
Susan Ottevanger
Original Acrylic Painting, 2000
52 x 22 inches (132.1 x 55.9 cm)
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Susan Ottevanger; Banded Buterflyfish , 2000, Original Painting Acrylic, 22 x 52 inches.
Susan Ottevanger
Original Acrylic Painting, 2000
22 x 52 inches (55.9 x 132.1 cm)
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Artist Statement

My subject is seawater, how it moves, what's in and around it. It disolves my conditioning; the rules are different my
perception enhanced. Gravity is defied, light fractured, almost everything shifts, moves constantly, but with a rhythm. There is constant change, chaos, yet order appears like a tide chart. I paint the patterns I see.

Always uncomfortable with "man vs. nature" and anthropomorphism, seeing ourselves as detached observers or opponents, I look for us as elements inside. Rather than putting critters in our clothes, giving them human traits, I want to get under their skin, learn their social skills, traffic control, time management, supply and demand, etc. I watch until patterns emerge.

I love the pitch and roll and the chance to see the rare school of thousands to millions of fish. ...

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