Susan is a self-taught artist from Billings, MT. She comes from a very artistic family, her dad was an oil painter and her mom a classical guitarist. This makes for a very creative child who is still coloring and sketching her way through life.
Susan hasn't always pursued a career in art. It wasn't until years after her dad passed away, leaving all of his painting treasures, that she knew she needed to paint to feel complete. "I am using the same palette knives he used. That inspires me."
Susan found her style by trying out different brushes and tools. She soon fell in love with the various sizes and shapes of the palette knife. "I can create an interesting effect by stacking and carving the paint." She paints all kinds of subjects from wildlife and fish to people and buildings. Her work comes to life by its layers and layers of color and texture.
"I believe fine art should be the focus of a room, not an accessory. Whether it is bold in color or soft and reflective, it should be a conversation waiting to happen. If the color draws you in and the texture makes you want to touch, I have done what I have set out to do as an artist."