My Art speaks to the whimsical energy radiated by the world I inhabit and is driven by intuition, spontaneous serendipity, and delightful fun. Often juggling several bodies of work concurrently, one project regularly informs – or cross-pollinates – another.
When working with wax, I am attracted to the variety of techniques available with this medium as well as the distinctive look of the finished cold wax or encaustic piece. Because beeswax is impervious to moisture, it will not yellow or darken the imagery. This is paramount for me as many of the artworks I create utilize antique papers rescued from recycling centers, antique shops or found at local yard sales. These artifacts often contain the residue of our material culture, and ephemera like these are rapidly disappearing as our visual culture becomes intangible, transitory, and historic. It is my response to so much of our communication and visual culture now taking place in cyberspace.
Launched with a BA in Fine Arts, Soosen’s artistic evolution continues to grow and evolve. Exploring a wide variety of mediums has allowed Soosen to experiment and explore a variety of philosophies and styles in the quest to further her professional education and fine tune her visual voice. Her variety of works focuses on the interplay between form, color, and line against a variety of subtle backdrops inviting infinite exploration.
Soosen’s mixed-media work has been exhibited in solo and group shows, in galleries and cultural centers throughout New England and hangs in private and public collections around the world. She has won numerous awards and prizes for her Fine Art Works including the 2016 Ruth and James Ewing Award for Artist of Excellence. A 2010 Artists Professional Toolbox Fellow, a member of the Monotype Guild of New England, and Curator for the Healing Arts Gallery at Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough NH. She currently creates a variety of sophisticated yet whimsical prints, collages, and paintings, in her spacious studio in Peterborough, NH.