Why I paint...
Suzon Lucore – I grew up in Northern California working along with my mother and father packing groceries for those in need in our church parking lot in Yuba County. I After receiving my AA degree from Yuba Community College, I went to art school in San Francisco and Oakland at CCAC (now CCA) and painted daily. Always subjects that I felt connected to those works of art came out without effort. Moving to Midtown in 2007, I saw the hungry and wanted to help in my way. On Sundays I would make a big pot of pasta or stew or even when temperatures would reach 95 and above, I would bring the hungry ice cream. Some were not homeless but were hungry. As I was always looking for inspiration for painting subjects, it dawned on me, I could paint these people by painting portraits of them.
In 2018 I created my first painting of a gentlemen on the street building a totem out of wood left from the trash. After that successful painting, I went out and interviewed people in transition asking if I could take their photo and that they may be featured in one of my paintings. Today I have completed 12 paintings in sizes 36 x 48. I just finished my largest of tent city or one encampment of the homeless along the river bottoms.
My goal is to have others with their eyes closed to open for a minute and have compassion. Remember all used to be like you. I wish that the group be purchased and prominently be displayed.
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I see people, ordinary people doing their jobs, their duties and living their normal existence in not so normal times.
The Covid 19 painting captures some of these people living with the new normal or as many look at it, abnormal. Military people doing the duties that they so valiantly signed up for, ambulance drivers being afraid if front of great risks. Soccer coaches looking for those to guide. Peace officers helping so many why so few tarnishes the barrel of apples.
Those now building or rebuilding structures as they break down the equality barrier, delivery drivers risking it all for a hot pie from a reputable restaurant hit hard by the pandemic. From the protestor expressing his right to be heard, to the night stockman refilling the empty shelves. You see, this painting could go on endlessly.
The woman in the lower left corner is the only one with an oxygen mask on. She is the epitome of the COVID patient; alas so are all. The virus does not care if you are poor or rich; employed or homeless; protector or defender. It can take them all. It has.
Is it difficult to wear a mask? Most people say yes. To all, protect others, do not think of yourself when you wear your mask. Protect the World and stop this pandemic.
Suzon Lucore, B 1964, Acrylic on Canvas, 6' x 96’
19 Faces of Covid 19 Painting
Those who respect others wear a mask to protect all
Suzon Lucore today announced 19 Faces of Covid 19, a new painting by local artist. 19 Faces of Covid 19 Painting.The painting portraying 19 individuals living with the new normal or as many look at it, abnormal.
“Is it difficult to wear a mask? Most people say yes. To all, protect others, one may not think of one’s self when wearing a mask,” says Suzon Lucore, Artist and CEO at Connected Now, “The virus does not care if you are poor or rich; employed or homeless; protector or defender. It can take all types of people. It has.”
This painting evokes emotions that can trigger compassion for those who selflessly serve others.
· Find one or more that you identify with
· Show respect for those who show respect
· Practice social distancing and wear a face covering
The 19 Faces of Covid 19 will be available starting Wednesday, 8, 2020 at Dignity Health in Rocklin. For more information on the 19 Faces of Covid 19 painting, you may call Suzon Lucore or visit https://wehavecompassion.com.
About the Artist: Suzon Lucore attended CCAC (now CCA) in Oakland and San Francisco in the late 80’s. Influenced by Mary Cassatt, Paul Cezanne, and Monet her loose style and freedom often captured portraits and iconic locations throughout California. Suzon was encouraged to go on to art school after receiving her AA from Yuba Community College and accepting a scholarship to the acclaimed art school. Although Suzon received her BFA in painting; illustration, film and media were also keen interests. Marketing is now her occupation which daily draws on her artistic talents.
Suzon lives in a Geodesic Dome in the foothills of the Sierra. She shows her work at various locations and currently has works of the homeless in the Midtown Association in Sacramento; and others at Everybody's Inn Foresthill, CA.
The painting will be at Dignity Health by July 8, 2020. Mercy Medical; 550 W Ranch View Dr; Ste 3000, Rocklin, CA 95765
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