SUSANNE BELCHER is a Los Angeles-based native Californian and award winning semi-abstract mixed media artist and photographer. Her images, always compelling, are distilled through layers of reduction and compilation with paint, photography, collage, transparencies and occasionally writing. Her ability to combine mixed media with symbolism to express her central ideas is her signature strength. She frequently incorporates her own shadow into her work to convey the elemental observer with an outcome that is not only sophisticated and intricate but also often surreal and mysterious.
Her current work continues to be impacted by her interest in architecture, photography, her background in psychology, love of nature, symbolism and things spiritual.
Susanne, a former health care professional, has a doctorate in Psychology, is an ardent nature lover, and is an active member of Women Painters West, Thousand Oaks Art Assoc.(TOAA),California Artist League (CAL) and sits on the Board of Collage Artists of America and the Fine Arts Club of Pasadena. She has exhibited in Germany, galleries and venues throughout Southern California, and her work is held in both private and corporate collections throughout the United States and Europe. She was a founding partner and represented artist of the former Abbot Kinney Art Gallery (Venice, CA), is currently represented by Los Angeles Cener for Digital Art (LACDA) and continues to be a featured artist at Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts Gallery. She is also co-author of an art/nature essay book "Looking for 527" (with nature writer, Christine Baleshta), about the journeys of a Yellowstone wolf killed in the first Montana wolf hunt in 2009 (available on Amazon.com).
My journey as an artist began over 25 years ago painting colorful semi-abstract Southwest landscapes in oils and watercolor. Nature has remained a constant in my work but my art has changed dramatically over the years. I was captured by collage and mixed media and began incorporating transparent images, photography and sometimes writing into my work. My interest in photography continues to grow and although I still paint, my brush is now often the lens of a camera, iPhone or iPad.
More of my work can be seen at: www.susannebelcherart.com
Contact Information: 818-825-0700