Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Spring 2019

The quarterly 27587 MAGAZINE is a must-read, in-you-hands publication that strives to give a deeper identity to rapidly growing Wake Forest, N.C. It highlights in-depth stories, targeting higher-income households.

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38 Spring 2019 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine L ess astute connoisseurs of art might first look upon the watercolors of Suzanne Hetzel and say, "How realistic!" but they'd be missing something. Look closer and a new term emerges: pseudo-realism. "I try to bring a different perspective to the things I paint, see them in a different way," said Hetzel, a Pennsylvania native and relatively recent transplant from Chicago whose realistic subjects can — and sometimes do — veer into the abstract. "It's spontaneous. I'm never quite sure what is going to happen." e inspiration that keeps rising to the surface has its roots in childhood. "I use to steal paper out of my father's desk and just trace things," she said. "en my teachers realized there was something there." Portrait of an Artist Suzanne Hetzel S Realism with a twist PHOTOGRAPHS BY BOB KARP Suzanne Hetzel in her light-filled studio in Raleigh's Bedford, her home since leaving Chicago. "Ask me if I miss the snow or the minus 45 degrees," she said. At left, the floral artwork behind the artist was crafted from credit cards.

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