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Salida hospital exhibits paintings by Suz Stovall

Colorado Springs artist Suz Stovall explores “The Rhythm of Color” in a collection of paintings on display at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center until March 31.painting of flowers

“Music plays a huge influence in my work,” said Stovall. “Music and art share similar principles such as pattern, rhythm, balance and emphasis. Let’s take rhythm, for example… If an artist uses rhythm correctly, he or she makes your eyes dance from one point in the painting to another. It is how the artist wants you to see his or her work.

“Similarly, each tone or musical motif has certain weight that gives any song or melody its overall balance. The artist also uses the same principle to add structure and balance to a painting.”

Stovall studied graphics and painting at the University of Memphis before becoming a full-time studio artist, working as a ceramicist. She also owned a gallery in Houston for 10 years before relocating in 2003 to the mountains of Utah. She now resides in Colorado and spends every day in her studio painting.

Over the years, Stovall has been active in all aspects of the art world as a gallery owner, teacher, artist, judge and juror. She has won numerous awards for her artwork, including Best of Show in the Pikes Peak Art & Music Festival. More of her work can be viewed at

All of the paintings in the hospital exhibit are for sale, and 25 percent of the proceeds are donated to the HRRMC Foundation.

HRRMC is hosting four art exhibits this year, as part of its mission to create a healing environment. The hospital displays the work of regional artists, with an emphasis on the Arkansas Valley. For more information on exhibiting art at HRRMC, call (719) 530-2217.