The motive of this painting comes from the Ile de Ré, a beautiful island in the Atlantic Ocean, in front of the French coast, very close to the town of La Rochelle. We have spent many beautiful summers there. The island is dominated by both the sea and the sky, both of which constantly change in color depending on the time of day and the ever changing climate conditions.
I have created several YouTube movies in which you can watch me painting. I didn’t add a voice-over, but some explaining text is in the description below the movies. And if you turn on the sound, you can hear me thinking, the birds singing in our garden and (for excitement ;) a distant firetruck.
A selection is shown below. All my work is on offer, also paintings from my private collection. You can find all paintings here: https://clemenssuter.com/art/. Some paintings may have been reserved or sold, which is NOT always highlighted. Better reach out to me immediately if you find a painting interesting, I had to disappoint a few people already.
It was unrealistic to execute the on-site art-event originally planned for April 25. However, we won’t allow this crazy virus 🦠 to keep us down, and therefore I am pleased to announce:
The live event has been replaced by a VIRTUAL EXHIBIT and FUNDRAISER!
All sales profits from all my books & paintings up to May 31st will be donated to a good cause.
Buy any of my books and I will donate all global profits!
Buy any of my paintings, and I will ensure that the painting will arrive at your domicile, either by (international) mail or by personal delivery (my location: southern Germany). There is no risk for you: you will have two weeks time to return the artwork to me. Any hand-over will be social-distancing compliant. Again, all profits will be donated.
Where to get a copy of my books. Ironically, my very first novel TWO JOURNEYS (2011) and its sequel Fields of Fire are all about a corona pandemic. These books of HOPE and PERSEVERANCE are great reading in challenging times. This is a great moment for me as an author to give back.
Paperbacks: You can order my booksat your local bookstore, or order them online, e.g. at Amazon. You can find them as eBook on any device. Simply search for “Clemens P. Suter”. Find more details here. I can also deliver a signed book in person to you (only if you live close by; postage would eat away the donation).
About my art.
Available paintings with details and price are being published on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/clemenspsuter/ over the next days and weeks. Simply follow me on Instagram or search and follow the unique hashtag #cps_d2c on any social media (twitter, Insta, Youtube, FaceBook,..). Drop me a message here at my email address if you want to reserve or learn more about a painting.
The exhibit center (left)
The exhibit center (right)
Upcoming alternative live event. We will seek an alternative date for the event at the earliest opportunity. If you would like to receive an invite, drop me an email here at my email address.
Please take the corona crisis seriously. Don’t leave your house if you do not have important business to attend to. I am blogging about the corona pandemic extensively: latest posts.
The Two Journeys novel – available in all internet stores (as paperback and eBook). Clemens P. Suter’s visionary 2011 (e)Book about a corona pandemic.
I created this oil painting based on a poster that I had seen in a restaurant in China, on the loo! The motive of this monkey left a longer lasting impression, but as I hadn’t taken a photo, I had to paint from memory many months later. It doesn’t look too much like the original, but as far as I recall, my painting came out better actually. The face looks a bit like my brother’s ;-) The original was a color pencil sketch on a ragged piece of paper, with secretive Chinese characters; which I replaced with Japanese characters. Anyone know what the Japanese text means?
I just did a quick check, and I guess that the original had to do with the Chinese zodiac. The Monkey is the ninth in the 12-year zodiac cycle. The Years of the Monkey include 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028… The monkey is seen as a smart animal, also in China. During the Chinese Spring & Autumn Period (770 – 476 BC), the Chinese title of marquis was pronounced ‘Hou’, which is the same as the pronunciation of ‘monkey.’ This either shows that the monkey is regarded to be as clever as a marquis… or the subordinates of the marquis had a great sense of humor.
Naturally all of these paintings can be purchased by you (unless otherwise mentioned in this blog; many of these paintings have already found a new owner). All paintings are originals, done in oil on canvas – single and unique items.