Susan's style of painting has been described as impressionistic, loose, and charming, capturing subjects near her home in middle Tennessee in simple, broad blocks of color with little use of detail. Although she has experimented with several mediums over the years, she now concentrates mostly in oils. Transparent Oils are her latest passion. And Alla Prima (painting in one session) is her style preference.
Susan has studied with Hazel King, Mary McDaniel, Frank Baggett, Kay Keyes Farrar, Roger Dale Brown, Kim Barrack, Paula Frisbee, Dawn Whitelaw, Connie Erickson, Diane C. May, Gary Young, Dean Sutton, Jean Gauld-Jaeger, Haden Pickel, and Dreama Tolle Perry. However her work is still original, very fluid and intuitive.
'Born into a family of artists and being a child of the divine Creator, it is impossible to deny the spirit of artistic and creative stirrings within me. We are all artists. It's our nature. We just choose different mediums. Mine is paint. Transparent oils, mostly. And I will forever be a student, inspired with unending natural beauty and limitless talent of other artists that surround me in rural middle Tennessee.
Keeping things simple and letting the details work out by themselves is my life's philosophy, and this shows in my work... simple subjects, uncluttered backgrounds, and lack of details are the recurring characteristics of my paintings. Life is full of many blessings, big and small. Embrace them. Count them...a game-winning touchdown, the yawn of a puppy, the smell of bacon frying and freshly brewed coffee, Elvis' Trilogy playing on the radio, the charms of a secondhand bookstore, a new white canvas and a paintbrush between your fingers. May you live your whole life fully engaged, fully appreciating all the beauty and blessings around you, creating happiness, fulfilling your dreams, and building a legacy of love.'
Susan resides in a partially restored, century-old Craftsman cottage in middle Tennessee where she can be found capturing free moments sipping sweet tea on the front porch with numerous well-loved and misbehaved, rescued fur babies.
Susan may be contacted by email, email@example.com or to view her entire collection visit www.susanejones.com. Upcoming classes and workshops may be viewed at www.paintingwithsusan.com.