Paintings by Susan Lawson Bell
"Cups, like people, have personalities and character, and my teacup paintings play upon their individual qualities."
Since 1984 the teacup has intrigued Susan Lawson-Bell. Creating mood and mystery through the arrangement and lighting of these small porcelain gems has been a challenge and an endless source of inspiration.
As Lawson-Bell arranges the teacups she considers their relationships - how they speak to one another, how their individual manners are observed. She paints with oil and metallic inks, which provide glowing qualities to the work while evoking form and color, shadow and depth.
Susan is the collection artist at the Hillwood Museum in Washington DC She used to work at the National Air and Space Museum.