NEW SHOW June 16-August 1
Reception July 2, 1-3 p.m.
with harpist Jewel Shield!
Raised in Santa Barbara, Susan was born into a family of artists that include her father, cousin, and great grandfather. As a child, she won citywide poster contests from the Girl Scouts and the Humane Society. She received a BA in Art from UCSB and then attended Brooks Institute of Photography.
Moving to Sonoma County, Susan opened “The Idea Works” in 1980 where she hand-designed custom logos, lettering, and book illustrations. She also worked closely with a variety of Sonoma County businesses to develop their business identity materials, write advertising copy, and design product packages and wine labels.
One of Susan’s clients is Gaia’s Garden. While designing their new logo, she painted a watercolor of fruits and vegetables and created custom arched lettering for their name.
Susan enjoys painting and drawing, as well as gardening, singing, and writing. She finds watercolor to be fun and versatile because the paintings can be abstract and whimsical or realistic and precise. Other art mediums she uses include pen and ink, acrylics, graphite, charcoal, and colored pencils.
Susan is often inspired by the places she travels, though she finds abundant material in beautiful Sonoma County. Like many artists, musicians, and writers who have moved to this area, she feels very blessed to live here.