Two artists, two visions, one journey
Sue Cotter & Spike Ress
For twenty years we have journeyed together, not just through places like Mexico, but through the up and down adventures of life. Sometimes two artists in one household creates tension, but we have found great compatibility between our vastly different artistic visions. We share common goals and many common passions, among these, a love of travel.
The idea for this exhibit was born from three years of travels to central Mexico, spending two or more months at a time, exploring, learning the language, learning the history and culture, and always working on our art.
As can be seen by the results in this exhibit, our approaches are quite different. Though we may draw inspiration from the same scene or location, we arrive at a finished work via alternate routes. Spike pursues a fresh, immediate response to something visual. Sue looks for what lies beneath, something hidden. While Spike paints directly, on location, Sue often writes, collects found objects, seeks details that she will later assemble into a symbolic whole.
We respect, admire and support each other’s work and believe strongly that all artists deserve support for their unique visions, not only from the general public but from other artists as well.
We hope everyone enjoys this exhibit.