My drawings and paintings are made from direct observation of objects and places seen, but not looked at and not explored. I draw and paint with a variety of media.

I abstract by pushing and pulling on spaces and animating lines and shapes that are still and quiet in the real world.

My intention is to bring the viewer to close consideration of the overlooked, such as small metal pieces, papers, feathers, that fall to the pavement or experience landscapes we don't go deeply into. The viewer is invited to notice and appreciate things and places as well as relationships among the elements of design and a variety of media.

Listen to an interview with Susan Patrick about her Debris series, from Home Grown on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville: