Suzy Slagle Pfeifer
According to Picasso, the chief enemy of creativity is “good sense.” For many years, I embraced “good sense.” Now, , I have the good fortune…and good sense… to embrace creativity.
I have always loved making things…changing things…moving things…finding things…collecting things…getting ideas. At some point, I began seeing how they could connect...or how they could “play” together. It is so much fun to be an artist. I love starting with an idea and seeing where it can go. The world today often makes little sense, but art can bring peace and beauty and new adventure.
Trying something new can be a bit terrifying; but excitement and terror are the same physical emotion. My mantra hangs in my studio: “It doesn’t work to play it safe.” Playing it safe is really boring…and I don’t want to be bored.
The “rules” I now live by in my life as an artist:
Keep asking the questions
One’s surroundings can always be beautiful
Inspiration exists everywhere
“It takes a long time to be young.” Picasso.
Art is the answer.
My influences and loves:
Willem de Kooning
Vincent Van Gogh
Every artist who has the courage to share his/her vision and talent
My work: assemblage art, acrylic painting, abstract expressionism, and mixed media.
SELF-TAUGHT ARTIST – SPECIALIZES IN USE OF RECYCLED AND FOUND ITEMS TO CREATE NEW ART TREASURES, MIXED MEDIA, ABSTRACT PAINTING, collage.
WORK HAS BEEN DISPLAYED AT MARZA LUNA (Green Bay), SOMEWHERE IN TIME ANTIQUE MALL (Green Bay), the ARTgarage (Green Bay) , BLUE DOOR ARTWORKS (Green Bay), PLUM BOTTOM BARN Show (Egg Harbor), THE FLYING PIG (Algoma), PENNISULA SCHOOL OF ART (Fish Creek).
GRADUATE OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY