Artist Statement

I have been making art since I could hold a crayon or pencil. I’ve never been good at coloring inside the lines. In fact, I have always preferred to make my own lines! I am inspired by the mysteries deep in our world and beyond. I am fascinated with a combination of natural and dream like representations found in my meditations. My aim is to create thought-provoking images and stories placed in evocative landscapes and situations, real and unreal. My artistic style is most definitely eclectic! 

“The purpose of art is to provide what life does not.” 

~Tom Robbins, “Another Roadside Attraction”

Artist’s Background

Susan has an extensive background in art, including a Bachelor of Arts in Three Dimensional Design, Master of Arts in Jewelry and Metalsmithing, a Master of Fine Arts in Multi Media and an Associate Diploma in Art Teaching. Susan has work in the permanent collections of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, Curtain University in Western Australia, and the University of Iowa as well as private collections in the Japan, China, UK, Germany, Australia and the USA. 

Susan is a life long learner and teacher. She teaches regular classes in acrylic and mixed media in Green Valley, AZ and has been an Arizona resident since 2000.

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Three examples of my art work: 

“I Left it Here Yesterday!” Original Artist grade acrylic on 16” x 22” stretched canvas.

Blood Dawn: Original painting in artists grade acrylic paint and multi-media on canvas board, 11” x 14” unframed. 

After the Flood: Original artists grade acrylic on velum, framed size 21.5” x 17.75”