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Elegant Fine Art Artist Susan Jackson Close-Up Of A Fall Field As Sun Sets Elegant Fine Art Artist Susan Jackson Hacienda In Field Of Sunflowers Elegant Fine Art Artist Susan Jackson Copper Kettle with Onions  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"Close-Up Of A Fall Field As Sun Sets" "Hacienda In Field Of Sunflowers" "Copper Kettle with Onions"  

oil painting

stretched canvas covered with rice paper

oil on linen canvas

 
  treated with wood glue   About the Artist  
14 X 11 inches 12 X 16 inches 16 X 20 inches    
$ 100 $ 350 $ 500

Susan is retired and lives 30 miles south of the Mighty Mackinac Bridge. She has lived in Michigan her whole life and graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education.  Her career was spent in and around the Detroit area in Oakland County. teaching  Elementary School for five years. Then ventured into car sales as one of the first car saleswoman in the Detroit area, selling Cadillacs, Oldsmobiles and GMC Trucks. Next, she returned to Business School at Oakland University and became an Account Executive for AT&T and ADP, all this while raising two daughters.

The only art Susan studied while obtaining her degree, was "Methods of Teaching Art to Elementary Students" but an interest in painting was sparked.  The fire did not get ignited until she retired to an artistic community called Harbor Springs, and found many capable artists willing to help her get started.  Her first instructor was James Kosolosky, who specializes in palette knife painting using oil.  While attending his classes at the Charlevoix Art Center in Charlevoix, MI, Susan met many talented artists and teachers and loved the camaraderie of fellow painters  The sharing of tips and techniques in a group setting is so necessary in improving your paintings.

From these associations, Susan discovered the Circle of Arts Center in Petoskey, MI.  This art center has galleries filled with a variety of art exhibits throughout the year, and their annual show includes Juried Fine Art.  In 2012,  two of Susan's paintings  were selected for the annual DíArt for Art fundraiser and her work appeared in the brochure and news articles advertising the show.

Susan has taken weekly classes from art instructor, Dawn Caine in Boyne City, MI., a very artistic friendly community, with art fairs and a special area of the city, dedicated to painters. The gallery name is Soho of Boyne City, and several of Susanís paintings have been shown there. Dawn did a program in class, introducing Daniel Edmundsonís CDís and web sight to us. Susan is now enrolled in the Art Masters Program and has received many great tips. For example the suggestion to try Rosemary & Co. Artistic Brushes, and using Walnut Oil as a medium.

Through Circle of Arts in Petoskey, Michigan, Susan started portrait painting classes with a famous art instructor name Larry Blovits.  He now is living in Grand Rapids, MI, but spent most of his career as a PHD and Dean of the Art School at Wayne State University.  His instruction is thought provoking and inspiring.  I have enjoyed his lessons.

Living in Northern Michigan you get four beautiful seasons to photograph and paint. Susan has worked with all four seasons, but her favorite is winter. You will find snow scenes aplenty amongst her work.  Winter of 2012-2013 was never-ending so there were beautiful snow scenes to choose from,  the tree branches sparkled and twinkled with diamonds of picturesque layers of drifts and cradles of the white frozen crystals. So much so that once in a while glitter was applied to the snow in her paintings to emphasize its star-glinting qualities.

Susan prefers an abstract style.  Since she started with a Palette knife before she used a brush, the techniques of both are often combined for great fun in the studio.

 
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Elegant Fine Art Artist Susan Jackson Church In The Moonlight Elegant Fine Art Artist Susan Jackson Vineyard In Tuscany Area Of Italy Elegant Fine Art Artist Susan Jackson Recital Costume  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"Church In The Moonlight" "Vineyard In Tuscany Area Of Italy" "Recital Costume"  
oil on linen canvas with some glitter added oil on linen canvas oil painting  
with wet medium to enhance glow of the snow      
8 X 10 inches 30 X 40 inches 16 X 20 inches  
$ 75 $ 500 $ 750  
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Elegant Fine Art Artist Susan Jackson Day On The Shores Of Lake Tahoe Elegant Fine Art Artist Susan Jackson A Walk In The Fall Leaves During A Sprinkle Elegant Fine Art Artist Susan Jackson We Were Sailing Along"  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"Day On The Shores Of Lake Tahoe" "A Walk In The Fall Leaves During A Sprinkle" "We Were Sailing Along"  
plein air done at Lake Taho, CA combination of palette knife and brush with pleain air at the boyne city marina  
  addition of gold leaf pressed on wet medium    
12 X 16 inches 14 X 11 inches 16 X 12 inches  
$ 950 $ 600 SOLD  
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Elegant Fine Art Artist Susan Jackson Tunnel Of Trees Elegant Fine Art Artist Susan Jackson The Pumpkin Harvest Elegant Fine Art Artist Susan Jackson Wintery Home In Boyne  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"Tunnel Of Trees" "The Pumpkin Harvest" "Wintery Home In Boyne"  
oil on canvas done only using palette knife oil with brush oil on linen canvas  
       
16 X 12 inches 8 X 10 inches 20X 16 inches  
$ 350 $ 100 $ 500
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