Essex Library March Art Exhibit: Susan Chamberland
March 3, 2015
Chamberland, a twenty-one-year member and past president of the Essex Art Association lives in Ivoryton and has been bending and making paper, painting on silk and photographing abstract earthly elements for forty years.
She is an avid sailor. Her work is simple, graphic, often combining elements surrounding water. Chamberlands’ art mixes earth-bound images in mystical ways which host incongruous messages implanted in their titles. Edge is ever prevalent in her pieces, mixing color and contrast, enveloping the viewer to question.
Recently she has completed her first children’s novel, The Adventures of Minifred the Mouse”. The story brings the reader on a voyage from Liverpool to Boston during the 1848 Irish potato famine through the antics of a six month-old abandoned kitten and a smarty-pants shipboard mouse.