Who I am
Susan defines herself through color and movement. Her work with oils; acrylics and mixed media explore the limits of abstract and expressionist art through passionate brush strokes drenched in bold hues. Her paintings draw on intense personal experiences as a martial artist, private pilot, dancer, extensive United States and foreign travel, and music, which moves her soul. She is inspired by nature and all living beings in the Universe. Each blank canvas is just waiting for her to create a link between her soul and all that view her art.
While living inCalifornia , Susan painted and exhibited in Juried Art Shows at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto , California as well as exhibits in community sites in the Bay area. After moving to Miami Beach , Susan continued to paint at the Art Center of South Florida and then at the Bakehouse Art Complex in Miami ‘s Wynwood Art District . At the BAC her work was juried and she was accepted as a resident artist and worked there for four years. She now paints in her home in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida and in Manhattan.
Susan regularly exhibits her art in South Florida . Her work has been featured and photographed at the world renowned Murano at Portofino in Miami Beach , Florida . She has participated in several group shows at the Karen Lynne Gallery at Gallery Center in Boca Raton , Florida and the Agora Gallery in the Chelsea area of Manhattan. She has been in juried shows at the Shaknow Museum of Fine Arts and the distinguished Bakehouse Art Complex — Susan also exhibits her art work at the Turnberry Ocean Colony condominium.
She had a one-woman show at the Tribecca Rooftop in New York City . Susan studied and is a member at the Art Student League of Manhattan.
Susan was born in New York City and has lived in Florida , California , New York , Connecticut and Massachusetts . She has traveled throughout the U.S. , Europe, Asia, Middle East,Caribbean and Latin America. She has studied painting under a number of artists in California , Florida , New York and Italy . She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from Western Connecticut State University and a Master of Social Work from New York University . Susan is also a certified life coach. Her life is as colorful as her artwork.