I have been painting for 12 years and have studied under four very talented artists. They are Aline Ordman, Carole Watanabe, Suzanne Edminster and Susan Stover. I mostly paint in oil but have explored acrylic and encaustic mediums, and styles from realism to the abstract and impressionism.
My latest passion is plein air painting. I have traveled to many beautiful places around the world to capture landscapes on canvas and have attended two Plein Air Conventions which are organized by Plein Air Magazine. https://www.pleinairconvention.com. It was at the San Francisco convention in 2019 that I attended a lecture by John Phototschnik and discovered his technique of painting with three colors plus white and his book “Limited Palette Unlimited Color”. In my blog I will share the various color combinations and the mixing of colors that I have learned from John’s book.
I am a member of AWS, Art Workshop of Western Sonoma County, https://www.awsomeart.org here in Sebastopol, CA and was thrilled to win third place in the 2019 Apple Blossom Art Show. I show my work in the Sebastopol area and am a member of ArtAtTheSource which will take place this year in the fall. Information for this event is on my Events page.
Before I discovered my love of painting, I designed and made high-end sheepskin coats and hats, retailing them through American Craft Council Shows and other juried craft shows on the east coast and upper midwest. I also sold to many stores and galleries. https://www.sheepskin-by-susan.com.
I owned and operated Susan Bradford Gallery, Bradford, VT for fourteen years, 2000-2014. Besides sheepskin coats and hats and paintings, I sold Jewelry, ceramics, glass and wood from nationally recognized artists.