The Delta Senior Center is honored to display works of art by Susan Jochum in the dining hall at 247 Meeker Street.
Jochum grew up in Colorado. In eight years of college she studied mathematics, art and humanities. In 2008 she quit her 20-year career as a software engineer to pursue her passion for art. She spent three years studying college level design, drawing and painting and attended workshops in France and Utah. She now lives and paints in Cedaredge.
Jochum says, "Through my art, I try to create an impression of who I am. Landscapes are usually the vehicle I use to create impressions of beauty and serenity in an attempt to refresh the mind. The human figure is also a favorite subject of mine because it is our best tool for expression and results in a piece with more depth and introspection. The most satisfying pieces are the ones in which I connect with the subject and through that connection the paint flows onto the canvas with purpose and ease resulting in a painting that is more than a thing but is a part of me. Hopefully, when you view my art you will feel what I was feeling when I created it."
The display of Jochum's work at the Delta Senior Center is remarkable. Her paintings in the impressionistic style display a unique facility with brush strokes and seem to evolve depending on the distance and location of the viewer. Her work in a more naturalistic style captures the beauty of the area.
Jochum's work will be on display through July. The Delta Senior Center is open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday-Friday. The center's Thrift Shop is open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Lunch is served at noon in the hall. Donation for lunch is $3 for those 60 and older. All are welcome and encouraged to view this impressive display of Susan Jochum's work.