Susan Makov uses form, color and texture to explore the dichotomy in Nature between beauty and devastation.
Makov’s move into oil painting began after traveling to the Pacific Northwest. She studied the structure of trees and
observed that after mountain evergreens lose their needles they become skeletal. Susan refers to as a type of “forest
calligraphy” and incorporated that gesture into her paintings. Her time living in the Utah desert is reflected in her
paintings of the Southwest, where desert rocks scoured with thousands of years of natural devastation and erosion
direct her painterly interpretation.