Artist’s Statement: Sue J. Norton Poplin

For years my creativity lay virtually dormant, but like any great passion, there came a time when the creative pulse became too strong to deny. It became harder not to create than to create. That intense inward movement had to be released. Thus began my journey of self-discovery.

All of my art is quintessentially a self-portrait. It is about my personal truth. It is about my reality, conscious or subconscious. It is about how I feel and how I experience and perceive the world I live in.

I believe my creativity is a spiritual matter. The real creator is that power greater than me which flows through my soul and escapes all human limits. The joy lies in entertaining my creativity. The joy is indeed in the journey. It is the creative process, not the end product that fills my being.

Sue J Norton Poplin

About the artist:

For 25 years I taught art to grades 1-6 in the Monadnock Regional School District. I retired in 2011 and have been able to spend more time making art in my Purple Sunflower Studio. I like to work in a variety of materials, hence I label myself a multimedia artist. The materials I choose to use are based on the idea I am trying to express.


Piece in studio

This is the Purple Sunflower Studio where I spend my creative time making art.

View of Monadnock

This is my view of Mt. Monadnock from my studio windows.

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