Susan T. Pelham first became intrigued with the “Magic Realism” of the 1940’s while studying for her Fine Arts degree at FSU in the early ‘60’s. It wasn’t until 2009 that she decided to revisit the genre in which realistic narrative and naturalistic technique are combined with the surreal elements of fantasy. “I enjoy referencing literature in my collages. Often nursery rhymes, haiku, limericks and children’s camp songs inspire the subject of a collage.” Pelham explains. Her featured work McGregor’s Garden is drawn from a fictional character by author and illustrator Beatrix Potter. Susan, who also studied Art History at Sotheby’s in London, says a single collage can take fifty or more hours to assemble. “I enjoy incorporating literary jokes in the images. In short, I have fun with my collages and I hope viewers have fun looking at them.” Pelham lives in Monroe, Georgia where she teaches painting and works in her studio. She is also a popular lecturer on the fine art of collage.
Had this puzzle about 3/4 finished when I discovered approximately 15 pieces were missing. I knew they were not there due to the color. No pieces left had that color. I am returning puzzle to receive a replacement. Pieces were missing from manufacturer, were never in the box. Very disappointed as I was enjoying the puzzle. D. Davis
Loved the quality of this puzzle and the feel of the pieces. It seemed fairly easy at first but ended up with some challenging areas. Really enjoyed this one.
Crazy hair hare, interesting and fun to work on. Really like the quirky pops of color interspersed throughout the picture. Very nice quality and clean cuts of pieces.
A really fun puzzle, such a quirky picture. Pieces were nicely cut and sturdy. Good quality puzzle.
Great quirky image, we loved this puzzle!