Many factors contribute to and influence an artist’s work. For Suzanne Truman, it is the outdoor environments she has lived and worked in; she was born in the desert Southwest and worked in the Northern Rocky Mountains from 1984 until her move to northwestern Wisconsin in 2016 to teach at the University of Wisconsin-Barron County. “I loved spending time in the backcountry regions of these desert and mountain regions,” she said.
An assistant professor, Truman will share what influences her art and her process to create art during a presentation at UW-Barron County on April 26, noon to 1 p.m., in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall (Ritzinger 234). Her talk is part of the university’s Thursdays @ the U Lecture and Performance Series.
“The passing imprint of light and the visual sensation of being in the wide-open spaces of the West are tremendous influences on my paintings,” said Truman, who earned her bachelor’s degree in Printmaking from Montana State University, Bozeman, and her Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Montana, Missoula.
The Thursdays @ the U series is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the UW-Barron County Foundation. UW-BC is located at 1800 College Dr., Rice Lake. For more information, call the campus at 715-234-8176.