Susan Oakes shows us that borders can be blurred between art and technology, resulting in extraordinary works of art! Her award winning pieces teach us that art and technology are not antagonistic, but can coexist and should be used to enhance each other in new and exciting ways. The Lake Park Library shares Susan’s creativity to the public during their regular hours. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks as well as Susan’s exuberant look at art.
529 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL 33403
Town Of Lake Park
Lake Park Public Library
Art @ Your Library
The Art Of Susan Oakes
Exhibit dates: April 28 – June 30
Monday 9:00 – 6:00
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9:00 – 8:00
Friday 9:00 – 4:00
Saturday 10:00 – 4:00
“TerraScapes” by Susan Oakes
Susan Oakes tells The Rickie Report, ” In my work and teaching I blur the borders between photography, painting, and digital illustration and reveal that art and technology are not antagonistic, but can coexist and be used to enhance each other in new and exciting ways. Although my art uses computer hardware and software, it is not the result of anything “automatic”, and is developed from my original photography. There is no “formula” or mechanized process… no two pieces are done in exactly the same way. In my collage pieces, I create composites of several photos, and sometimes vector illustrations as well, using layering, painting, blending and masking to achieve a certain look. I begin with the human form and relate it to elements in the natural world, such as water, plant life, or landscapes. The viewer’s eye is drawn around the piece to discover the individual elements and how they coalesce to form the whole”.
“Aqua Vista” by Susan Oakes
Susan is a freelance graphic artist and instructor who draws from a diverse background of psychology (B.A.), business (management), and art and technology, (teaching at Briarcliffe College in NY, as well as Palm Beach State College and the School District of Palm Beach County in addition to many private students). Her professional affiliations include: Broward Artists Guild, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artist’s Guild, Artists of Palm Beach County, Kelby One (Formerly known as National Association on of Photoshop Professionals) and Seybold Seminars Digital Design, San Francisco.
“Withered Palm” by Susan Oakes
Susan’s artwork has been seen in juried art exhibits throughout the State of Florida as well as in New York and Maryland. She has been a Featured Artist at numerous galleries in Southeast Florida, along with other SOLO exhibitions. Susan has been recognized with multiple awards for her innovative artistry, in addition to exhibits on-line (Art Ascent Magazine, June, 2013 and Light Space and Time www.lightspacetime.com)
Susan shares, “Having never been a person with merely one goal, one purpose, I’ve traveled a multifaceted educational and vocational road which continues to enlighten and reveal lifelong purpose. I aim to show that art
and technology are not antagonistic, but can coexist and should be used to enhance each other in new and
exciting ways. Working in traditional media as well as digitally, I demonstrate that computer hardware and software are artistic tools, not unlike a paintbrush or piece of charcoal, and can be used to expand
the artist’s vision”.
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