Konza landscapes from 2013

In June of this year, I was privileged to be a guest at the Konza

Prairie Nature Conservancy, located in the Flint Hills of Northeastern

Kansas.  Since most of the area is closed to the public, I was thrilled to

experience the true beauty of this world.

 

Over thirteen square miles of virgin tallgrass is managed by Kansas State

University and is used as a natural area to study the ecosystem.  It contains the

largest remaining area of unplowed tallgrass prairie in North America. 

Limestone-capped hills overlook the property.  During spring and summer,

the prairie is an ocean  of colorful wildflowers.

 

This series of paintings is the result of the influence of that special time. 

I wanted to capture the passion I felt at the memory of

this dynamic, ever-changing landscape.

                 

#19 Square 24x24                          #20 Square 24x24                       #21 Square 24x24

                                                  

 

 

 

All of these are 24"x36", acrylic on canvas with poplar frames

 

 

Garden landscapes

These are the garden Paintings for summer of 2011 from the view outside my studio.

All of the Garden paintings are 24"x36", acrylic on canvas with poplar frames

 

 

 

Treescape 24x36", acrylic and oil pastel on canvas

Suzie Stambaugh    mmestam@aol.com