Landscape inspires Sue Charles to give something back to Acadia

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Sue Charles says she was first drawn to apply for the Artist-in-Residence program at Acadia National Park as a way to give something back to the park for its work to conserve a special landscape.

“For a painter, it’s a really beautiful place to paint.”

A resident of Newbury, MA and Lamoine, ME, Charles paints all along the coast of New England, translating the landscape into abstract hierarchical relationships of light and color. As a student years ago, she learned classic techniques of figure painting, but has always loved the landscape.

“It’s like everywhere you look, there’s paintings. And there’s really no end to it. I don’t think you would ever be able to not have an idea of something to paint up here.”

(Video by Will Newton, Friends of Acadia/NPS)

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Last updated: November 9, 2018