"Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul." Vincent Van Gogh

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Aiken Standard Article February 4, 2011

The walls of The Willcox are beaming with equestrian pride this month, as the Chisholm Gallery,
a leading international dealer of sporting art, has brought an exhibition of more than 20 artists from
all over the world. Paintings, drawings, sculptures, needlepoint collections, vintage photographs, pearls, botanical water colors, lithographs, caricatures and more are on display and sale throughout the hotel for the rest of the month. Chisholm Gallery owner Jeanne Chisholm said, in her business, she strives for a
mix of fine art from new and established artists in a variety of media and subject matter. One of Chisholm’s favorite exhibits in the gallery is that of Susan Smolensky, an artist who depicts Steeplechase horses and scenes. “She has captured a dynamism that nobody else has,” said Chisholm of Smolensky. “The elevation, the angle at which she depicts the steeplechase horses jumping – she really makes you feel like you’re right there with her, right there in the moment of the jump or landing.” Many thanks to Ashleey Williamson, Aiken Standard writer.


  1. Toutes mes félicitations ma chère Susan et ces bons mots sont bien méritoires...
    Je suis très admiratrice de votre travail, dans lequel vous réussissez à apporter tant de force et de mouvement. L'amour du cheval et de sa puissance se ressent dans votre touche. Bravo!
    Bisous et bon week-end.

    Un grand merci pour votre gentil commentaire.

  2. I am delighted to have your support as I love the delicacy of your work. Thank you for your kind words, Martinealison!

  3. Yours is a gorgeous action painting. Congradulations, Susan!!!

  4. Congratulations! Love the dynamation...is that a word? Very moving movement.

  5. Thanks so much, Kathryn. Hi, Suzanne - I am not sure if dynamism, dynamation are real words! Its all forward momentum to me - lol! Thanks for stopping by!


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