About the Artist
For artist Susan Nelson, the joy of creating art has always been an essential part of her being. Training in New York and California has included drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics and intaglio printmaking. Form and color infuse the majority of Susan’s work as she seeks to convey her personal response to the scene and images of her creative journey.
My artistic will became apparent at age five when, much to my mother’s dismay, I traded my new tap dance shoes for a box of Crayola Crayons, which came in 64 delicious colors. The joy of creating art has remained a lifelong endeavor.
For the past years I have worked continuously and dauntlessly, never apologetically. I am steadily on the job so that I might find myself at the easel, brush in hand, when the great moment does arrive. There has been no end of surprises and delights, nor the need for stamina. Beginnings have out numbered endings. My teachers have been many, my materials varied. I belong to no school and will not adhere to any technique.
Vincent Van Gogh said he wanted to make art that touches some people. That is my goal as well. Susan’s work can be found in private collections and public venues. Recent exhibits include The Huntington Beach Art Center, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University and the David Lawrence Gallery in Beverly Hills, CA.