Spontaneous: A series of abstractions
By Susanne Williams
February 2016 - Artist of the Month
Morton-James Public Library
Artist’s Statement: I created this collection of acrylic paintings over a period of four months. Every time I put my paint brush to paper or canvas, I am surprised and amused by the unreadable lines and colors. The paintings materialize, guided by a cosmic hand other than my own. The pieces are numbered in the order they emerged.
About the Artist: Susanne Williams and her family moved to Nebraska City in July 2015, after living in Moorhead, Minnesota for 19 years. A self-taught artist, she experiments with different media, using whatever she needs to make her ideas come about. Williams can be found at Willi Nilli, her art studio and retail gallery, located at 1124 Central Avenue in Nebraska City. There, visitors can see her creating the paintings, jewelry, handbags and other objects that fill the gallery space.
A native of Nebraska, she completed a B.A. in Speech Communication at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a Master’s and Ph.D. in Communication Studies at Wayne State University in Detroit. Before becoming a full-time artist, she was an associate professor of Mass Communication and university administrator at Minnesota State University Moorhead.