From the Saugatuck Dunes to the Leelanau peninsula with its Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, rolling hills, vineyards and Lake Michigan vistas, there's plenty of awe inspiring material for my paintings.
Sutton’s interest was and continues to be, landscapes. She presents both the everyday and the iconic in such a manner that people see those images in a new way. When an artist interprets a scene, nuances are revealed that bring us back again and again to relive the moment. Shapes, color, and light all help to create a mood.
Some of her influences are American painters from around the turn of the last century, particularly some California-based painters, including Edgar Payne, William Wendt, Alson Clark, and many, many others.
Sutton’s love of art began in high school, when she was strongly encouraged by her art teacher to continue art studies after graduation. She graduated from Kendall School of Design's Illustration program, and her subsequent work as an illustrator and graphic artist laid the foundation for her now full-time focus on fine art. She was born and raised in West Michigan, and splits her time between Saugatuck and Northport.