I must be having a lot of fun because time sure is flying by. Crazy but it’s been more than two and a half years since my last paycheck. Two and a half glorious years. Thank you to the guy who shall remain nameless who inspired (pushed/made it impossible to stay) me to leave my position of 15 years. Without you I would never have found the delightful world of right brain people. So, with gratitude and appreciation, I say, “Thank you.”
My adventure began in the classroom learning about the fluidity of watercolors and the gestural impact of Sumi Ink focusing on landscapes and figure drawing live models. Now, I’ve expanded my work to include soft pastels, oil pastels, collage, photography, and acrylic painting. The biggest dilemma I’ve encountered is the push to develop ‘a body of work’. My body of work is art! I want to express an idea or concept or image with the medium that moves and inspires me. My body of work is joy! My body of work might be whimsical or political, silly or just a pretty face. My body of work is reaching beyond a body of work.
Currently, I am a member/associate member in Los Angeles Art Association, Valley Watercolor Society, National Association of Women Artists, California Art League, California Art Club, and Artist Co-op 7.
Local (Southern California) exhibitions include San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center, Framed: A Local View Through the Lens; La Jolla Art Association, Black & White Exhibition; Collage Artists of America National Competition, Altered States of Collage; California Art League, Red; and Professional Arts Division, Ventura County Fair, Ventura, California.
During the last quarter of 2016, I completed three commissioned watercolor paintings.
Thanks for visiting my website. I hope you enjoy my ‘body of work’.
With gratitude, Susan