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Susan Schiesser

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20101119072836-strawberry_fields
Octopus's Garden, 10.2010 Oil on Canvas 55 X 65
Schoolhouse_at_red_mesa
Red Mesa Schoolhouse, 2009 Oil on Canvas © 2009
Venice
Venice, 2009 Oil on Canvas © 2009
The_curious_disappearance
Curious Disappearance, 2009 Oil on Canvas © 2009
Envelope_of_moonlight
Envelope of Moonlight, 2009 Oil on Canvas 40 X 30 Inches
Moon_crying_ove_diamond_head
Moon Crying Over Diamond Head, 07.2009 Oil on Canvas 30 X 30 X 1.75 Inches
Remembering_the__scent_of_water
Remembering the Scent of Water, 08.2009 Oil 18 X 36 X 1.75 Inches
20101119071416-golgi_apparatus
Golgi Apparatus, 11.2010 Oil on Canvas 18 X 36
20101119073311-transcending_godiva
Transcending Godiva, 08.2010 Oil on Canvas 20 X 20
20101119073356-what_you_said
What You Said, 08.2010 Oil on Canvas 18 X 36
20101119071512-rainbow_barcelona
Rainbow Barcelona, 04.2010 Oil on Canvas 24 X 36
20120205223558-faux_barcelona
Verona, 02.2012 Oil on Canvas 30 X 40
20120205223348-cloud_on_water
Cloud on Water, 01.2012 Oil on Cavvas 55 X 65 Inches
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Quick Facts
Birth year
mid-20th century
Lives in
Colorado
Works in
Honduras, Hawaii, Santa Fe, Colorado
Representing galleries
Tags
gallery mixed-media landscape mixed-media, realism, landscape, modern, abstract, figurative
Statement

My paintings hold a balance of figuration and abstract qualities. While employing daily interactions and events for inspiration, I also work from photographs and films and other 'scrap' and snippets of colors I find in magazines or objects collected. Using a broad range of subjects, I'm usually exploring the general theme of my relation with my environment and the landscape/seascape from an above/below group of perspective. My paintings sometimes appear tangled and complex, and like life, offer interrupted views.

Early on I was influenced by the Fauvists (like Andre` Derain) for their vibrant use of color. The English painter, Peter Doig is my hero and my style is further impacted by Richard Prince, Jennifer Bartlett, Darshan Phillips, Julius Hatofsky and many of the Northern California abstract Expressionist painters, such as David Park, Nathan Olivera, Richard Diebenkorn, and WayneThiebaud.

I studied painting (and welding) at the San Francisco Art Institute (1989-92), stretching a two-year program into four, beginning study with the magnificent Joan Brown and closing with Julius Hatofsky. Private study includes tutalage from Fred Tomaselli, Eric Aho, Eileen Braziel, Joe Santori, Quang Ho, and Chester Arnold.  I like to paint.