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Susan Santiago

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pensando, 2011 Acrylic 30 X 40 Inches © santiago
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Abuelita, 2010 Acrylic 30 X 40 Inches
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Viejo, 2010 Acrylic 30 Inches X 40 Inches
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Mercado, 2010 Acrylic 36 Inches X 36 Inches
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Ir al Mercado, 2011 Acrylic 30 Inches by 40 Inches
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En El Mercado, 2005 Acrylic 36 Inches by 36 Inches
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La Insurgente, 2011 Acrylic 24 Inches X 36 Inches
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Chica en La Blusa Blanca, 2011 Acrylic 24 Inches X 30 Inches
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Pensando, 2011 Acrylic 30 Inches X 40 Inches
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Atlantic City , New Jersey
Birth year
1949
Lives in
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Works in
Acrylics
Schools
California State University Los Angeles, 1979, MA Fine Arts
New York University, 1971, BA Art History
Representing galleries
Tags
mexico artist, painting figurative, San Miguel de Allende artists, paintings of Mexican people
Statement

Susan Santiago- Artist's Statement

I am interested in people and places. My art work reflects both my personal journeys and the places they have taken me.
I spent most of my adult life living in Southern California where I fell in love with both the unique terrain and the ethnic diversity of the area. The subjects of my figurative work  portray the people I  met in Los Angeles and traveling to  Europe and Mexico during my  summer vacations. I have always been interested in other cultures, in particular, the wide spectrum of ancient and modern cultures of Mexico.

The subjects of my landscapes were also derived from both my travels to the east coast and the rural areas of southern California. While working as an art teacher in Los Angeles, I chose to live in remote areas outside of Los Angeles city proper.  I  made my home in the canyons of California for over 20 years. When I retired from teaching I moved to San Miguel de Allende ,Mexico , where I currently reside .
I work primarily in acrylic and over the years I have experimented with  bold brushstrokes of color. I taught art history for over 25 years and the work of Matisse and the Fauves influenced  some of my earlier work.
I am now permanently residing in San Miguel de Allende, Mexcio and I  work every day in my studio.  I have a great deal of respect and admiration for the  hard working people of Mexcio and I hope that this admiration is reflected in my current work..
I am now examining the work of many of the Mexican artists, such as Tamayo, Diego Rivera, and Raul Aguinado. I have always been a representational painter and I am continuing down this path as I begin my new series  inspired by my new life in San Miguel De Allende in Mexico.