Suze Woolf painting of a burned tree

Painting Details

Varnished watercolor on torn paper in 7 panels
21.5 feet wide or high x 50" wide or high, depending on orientation.
During the pandemic lockdown I painted the largest burned tree I have painted yet. More information about the process and results can be found on my blog.
Here it is at Plasteel in Seattle's Design Center in 2022:
I also created a fabric version with writing by Lorena Williams. Here it is at The Wildling Museum in 2022:
Suze Woolf fabric installation

As the climate warms, forest fires are becoming more frequent and catastrophic in the western United States. My deep anxiety with the impacts of climate change on wilderness are emerging in this series. Burned-over areas of forest are riveting. Unfamiliar tree forms are newly exposed. Formerly hidden terrain features become visible. Normal greens, blues and browns are transformed. All the worst fires of the last fifty years have occured in the last five years.

Please contact me if you are interested in learning more about any of my images. All represent original paintings, not reproductions. I have many more paintings than are shown on this site. And, since I frequently work in series, there may be additional views of the subjects shown here.