I Aspire to Inspire
The Art of Susan Clifton
Artist in Residence
I’m currently an Artist in Residence at BaCA, Bailey Contemporary Art Center in Pompano Beach. My studio is on the second floor and although it’s small I have enough room to store my work and supplies still leaving me enough room to work. The creative atmosphere of the art center inspires me greatly. Much of my art is also exhibited throughout the second floor. BaCA is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm.
If you want to have a studio visit with me I would appreciate you contact me for an appointment.
My Original Art
Most of my canvases are hand stretched by me. Some are store bought canvases. I prefer the feel of the hand gessoed canvas over the pre-gessoed canvas that you find in art stores. The sizes range from 24×24 inches to 30×60 inches. All are 1.24 inch thick stretcher bars with gallery wrap, so framing is optional.
With my artwork I Aspire to Inspire. I do that with affirmations built into the art. It’s hard to understand from photographs what my artwork is about or how it is actually created. Some people think it’s newspaper that has been cut up and glued on to the canvas and some think I draw lines to create shapes and aren’t even aware that there are words on the canvas. I created a video that shows the process, I’d love your feedback on my first attempt at explaining my work.
Cutting to pieces
Applying the pieces
Things to know about the artwork
• They’re created with Fabric Mosaic
• The fabric is printed with positive affirmations
• The fabric is cut with a cutting wheel
• Each piece is put on one at a time
• Gel medium is used for the glue
• The original paintings are on canvas
• Each painting has it’s own theme
Things to know about me
• I have a lot of patience
• I’m inspired by thought leaders
• I do a lot of work on myself
• Which leads to ideas for paintings
• I’m a serial entreprenuer
• Creativity is at my core
• I Aspire to Inspire!