Texas City artist’s paintings on silk will be displayed by the Galveston Art League from June 27-July 28
Texas City painter Susan Douglass Moody is the featured artist for
July at the Galveston Art League Gallery, 2117A Postoffice St. in
Galveston. Moody’s vivid jewel-toned works on silk exhibit a soft-
edged, misty effect. Her favorite subjects are flowers, trees, seascapes,
and landscapes – something that’s apparent from her exhibit at the
gallery. The hours for the exhibit, which includes dozens of works by
other Galveston Art League members, are noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays-
Sundays from June 27 to July 28.
Moody’s great-grandmother painted, which inspired her to take
up art, too. Moody studied fine arts at Metro State College and the Art
Institute of Denver. Her works are displayed at multiple galleries and in
private homes in Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, and Maryland.
Although knowledgeable in several media, Moody now focuses
her artistic efforts on her works on silk, creating the bold nature-
inspired images by applying paints and dyes to silk fabric. She is
fascinated by the uncontrollable effects without resist, which allows the
paints or dyes to move freely through and across the fabric. “It is as if
they have a mind of their own,” says Moody, who says that her goal is
to convey joy and peace in her works.
She shares her enthusiasm for the medium by serving as an
instructor in a silk-painting course offered at the Delany Campus of the
College of the Mainland at the Lifelong Learning Center. Moody belongs
to the National Society of Artists, Silk Painters International, and the
Galveston Art League.
Her membership in the Galveston Art League, a 105-year-old
nonprofit organization founded to promote visual arts and art
education, is at the professional level. The all-volunteer Art League –
the organization has never had a single paid staff member – supports
itself through memberships and sponsorships (visit
www.GalvestonArtLeague.com and click on “Join”; non-artists are
welcome) as well as contributions and an annual fundraiser gala. This
year’s gala will be Oct. 26 in the San Luis Hotel Ballroom.
To join or become a sponsor, to reserve a place at the gala, or to
find out more about the Galveston Art League, which changes its
displays every month, visit www.GalvestonArtLeague.com, email
firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 409-938-1671.