About the Artist
My watercolor art is intended to evoke a memory, a mystery, or a moment. Mostly I use watercolor because it is simple to use, but difficult to master. Often watercolor seems to have a mind of its own, and that’s alternately frustrating and gratifying.
l use professional-grade watercolors and acid-free, archival quality papers to assure the work will last well beyond my lifetime. Thus insuring the future value of the work for collectors.
The glicee digital copy of the original Brigid painting. It actually looks better here than the original does (see right).
Photo of original Brigid painting. Reflective copper paint makes it difficult to capture with a camera.
Prints of the work are available in limited editions. The image is matched digitally to the true colors of the original so closely that I myself have trouble telling the difference between the original and the print. For customers local to Philadelphia, I make “Giclee” prints on Hahnemuhl etching paper using a 24-color Cruse scanner through the Regional Digital Imaging Center at the Athaneum in Philadelphia.
Regular prints can be ordered on demand, too, on the paper of your choice. Visit the order page to see what’s available.
Painting since 1979
I started selling my art forty years ago, painting portraits of passersby on La Rambla in Barcelona when I was about 20 years old. Early in my career, most of my commissioned work was illustration.
After graduating from college I became a copywriter. That career taught me how to listen very carefully to my clients, interpret their message, and conceptualize an idea. It also taught me how to edit, which is a difficult skill when everything I see interests me.
What my art patrons say
“Susan’s beautiful painting of a mallard’s nest is greatly admired by family and friends. We are thrilled with the print, as it captures the essence of the photograph I took, while emphasizing certain details.”
“The old cherry tree painting evokes the delicacy and strength of this symbol of our church and of our lives. It is a meaningful reminder of the beauty of our wedding at the church and a beautiful addition to our home.”
“Beautifully rendered, Susan’s watercolor of our church in fall comes alive with vibrant pure colors. This architectural portrait symbolizes the warmth and liveliness of our church community.”
“The painting of the Goddess Brigid coincidentally resembles my mother, which makes this sacred portrait all the more meaningful for me.”
“Irene loves her pink rose picture. She has hung it by the front door. It cheers her every time she has to head out to a doctor’s appointment.”
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