These paintings by Susan
Peacock depict some of nature's sanctuaries through which
we can visualize the world free from destructive gestures.
She evokes a sensual mood without any obvious intent. Although
her subject carries with it the possibility of purely visual
pleasure, she creates for us a space which imagines itself
as ideally set apart from the outside world, a shelter in
which we may concentrate on our own variation of her theme.
In her attempt to reach certain balances: the balance between
light and dark, hard and soft, inspiration and monotony,
she is perhaps challenging us to do the same.
Peacock earned her BA in studio art from Florida State University
after receiving her BS in biology. She also completed independent
studies in painting and art history in Paris, France and
in batik techniques in Tumu Tumu, Kenya. Her work has earned
her a medal of honor award from the National Association
of Women Artists' 107th Annual in NYC, an artist's residency
for the Cill Rialaig Project, Co. Kerry, Ireland, and a
place in "Highlights: LeMoyne's Permanent Collection",
LeMoyne Art Foundation, Tallahassee, FL. She's received
several public commissions and her work hangs in many corporate