Artist's Photo -- 2023

Painting "Selves Portait"-- 2004 

As a free-spirited creative with an analytical streak, an artsy nerd, I'm fascinated by the interplay of logic and emotion. The left brain and right brain, if you will.

I work in acrylic and oil on various substrates using a knife, brushes and fingerpainting to achieve abstract divisionism and emotive color combinations. Feelings align with thought, structure compliments expression.

I’m not one to attribute philosophy to my work. I prefer to focus on technique, the skills that I have developed through classes and many years of experimentation and practice. Yet there is a sense of wonder as the work fully resolves, when it achieves balance and beauty. When it tells stories of new worlds and experiences.

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 o
n Paper
Bath House Cultural Center Outdoor Exhibition - Dallas, Texas

Solo exhibit: Eisemann Center's Green Mezzanine Gallery - Richardson Texas

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.