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.