Painting "Selves Portait," 2004
As a free-spirited creative with an analytical streak, I'm fascinated by the interplay of emotion and logic. Just call me an art nerd. I work in acrylic and oil on various substrates using knife, brushes and fingerpainting to achieve abstract divisionism and pattern.
I'm a second-career artist. In my writing career, I covered human interest - but also business and technology. Likewise, my art shines with emotive color on a foundation of judicious composition. Feelings align with thought, structure compliments expressive beauty.
My art tells stories of new worlds and experiences with vibrant, often saturated, color. Layers affect a sense of depth ... the plot thickens. Interesting shapes, be they floating or exacting, effectuate inspired methodology.
Let me celebrate the heart, elevate the mind, and create pieces that retell themselves with new twists in each subsequent viewing.
Continental Gin Open Studios - Deep Ellum, Dallas Texas
VAST Visual Arts Society of Texas 125-mile Exhibition- Denton Texas
1808 Artists Open Studios - Dallas Texas
Cedars Studio Art Tour - Dallas, Texas
North Lake College Gallery - Irving, Texas
Texas Visual Arts Association (TVAA) Works on Paper
Bath House Cultural Center Outdoor Exhibition - Dallas, Texas
Las Laguna Art Gallery "Purely Abstract" Group Exhibition
2012 – 2016 Studied under artist Bonny Leibowitz, Richardson, Texas
2013 Advanced Studies in Painting, The Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, Florida
2016 Oil and Acrylic Technique, ArtCenter Manatee, Bradenton, Florida
Upon completing undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), Susan moved to Dallas. She's written for magazines and newspapers, edited a magazine -- and owned a public relations firm.