Approaching her subjects as an observer first, Susan immerses herself in movement and attitude, personality and spirit. "When I do a painting of a particular animal, I usually take a lot of pictures," she told the Register Citizen. "I like to go back and observe (my subject) several times as I work in the studio. That way I can really be sure to capture the animal's attitude."
This method has served the nationally renowned artist well, as Susan has gained a reputation for bringing a startling liveliness to her work that evokes mood, energy and atmosphere. Her work is praised for its blending of light and color and its capturing of the spirit of the moment.
Susan has had a fascination with drawing animals, and horses in particul
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