Susan T. Pelham first became intrigued with the “Magic Realism” of the 1940’s while studying for her Fine Arts degree at FSU in the early ‘60’s. It wasn’t until 2009 that she decided to revisit the genre in which realistic narrative and naturalistic technique are combined with the surreal elements of fantasy. “I enjoy referencing literature in my collages. Often nursery rhymes, haiku, limericks and children’s camp songs inspire the subject of a collage.” Pelham explains. Her featured work McGregor’s Garden is drawn from a fictional character by author and illustrator Beatrix Potter. Susan, who also studied Art History at Sotheby’s in London, says a single collage can take fifty or more hours to assemble. “I enjoy incorporating literary jokes in the images. In short, I have fun with my collages and I hope viewers have fun looking at them.” Pelham lives in Monroe, Georgia where she teaches painting and works in her studio. She is also a popular lecturer on the fine art of collage.
• 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
• Finished Puzzle Size: 19.25" x 26.625"
• Linen pieces on quality blueboard backing
• Matte Finish to reduce glare
• Recommended Age: 13+ Years