Susan Kinney - Fine Artist

Susan Kinney

Great Falls, MT - United States








Susan Kinney

Great Falls, MT - United States

Susan Kinney - Fine Artist

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About Susan Kinney

Hi, I'm Susan and I guess this all started with my first box of 8 big fat Crayola Crayons, then later advanced to 64 with a sharpener! Scribble pictures! oh yeah! Remember those? At age 5 those were my idea of Masterpieces, ready for hanging. Although, I didn't considered myself an artist, drawing was something I've done all my life. Art was always my favorite class in school..and recess..and study-hall of course :) I remember my teachers writing notes on my homework...'NO Doodling' ..hey! why can they doodle on my paper if I can't?

Next stage...Marriage. Well, no time for drawing now. But then along came two kids..Cool!..crayons again. :) I used to sit the kids down and draw them pictures to entertain them. They both picked up on drawing and our frig wasn't seen for years. :) Now they are grown-up but they both still draw. And yes, I still put their artwork on the frig. :)

I drew off and on when I got the time but then I gave up drawing some odd years ago when it started making my hands hurt too much. I have a Hereditary Neuromuscular Disease known as Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT) or the newer term these days is called 'Hereditary Motor-Sensory Neuropathy' (HMSN). One of the last pencil drawings I ever did, was donated to the MDA Art Museum.

One day several years ago, my daughter tells me, 'Mom? You need a computer' ..'yeah right!'..'Seriously, you do.' she says. 'You can keep your bills and banking info on it and chat with people online..etc..etc.'..'Yeah, Yeah, Yeah whatever, I don't need a computer Dear' ..........obviously, she won that argument because not only do I have a computer..I love it!

'Paint'..that freebie program that comes with all computers, was like my first box of 8 big fat crayons. Wow! what a discovery! I could draw again, and make artwork! I fell in love with graphics and working with photos, and have been taking classes for the past few years for graphic art, logo designing, designing principles, digital painting, photography, HTML, web designing....just to name a few.

I will never stop learning to use new graphic programs, unless of course they stop making them. I am currently using Paint Shop Pro versions 14, Painter 12, CorelDraw x4 and I use a Wacom table/pen.

Graphics and Artwork means many things to me. It's a passion, an obsession, a stress reliever, sparks my imagination, fills losses, builds joys, gives me a sense of accomplishment.

Well, that's sort of how I got here and who I am... A one-women-show-jack-of-all-trades-kinda-gal.. You could say it was my destiny. :)

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Stone Barn by Susan Kinney


Fall Colors 1 by Susan Kinney


Fall Colors 2 by Susan Kinney


Fall Colors 3 by Susan Kinney


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Moose Whooper by Susan Kinney


No More CMT by Susan Kinney


Montana Fast Food by Susan Kinney


Montana Horses by Susan Kinney


Don't Tell Mom by Susan Kinney


Cmt Sux by Susan Kinney


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I Drink Beer by Susan Kinney


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Seeley Montana Winter by Susan Kinney


Seeley Montana Fall by Susan Kinney


Camping with Grandpa by Susan Kinney


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1950 Austin Western Grader by Susan Kinney


Axel by Susan Kinney


Grader Tire by Susan Kinney


Purple Flower Watercolor Doodle by Susan Kinney


I Love Grandma by Susan Kinney


Peace Rose by Susan Kinney


Dreaming With Grandpa by Susan Kinney


Hats by Susan Kinney


Hats Off To Mom by Susan Kinney


Blue Flower by Susan Kinney


Herd of Elk by Susan Kinney


Sunny Flower by Susan Kinney


Sunset Pier by Susan Kinney


Cold Train by Susan Kinney


Frozen Run-Off by Susan Kinney


Montana Weather Report by Susan Kinney


Train Along the River by Susan Kinney


Montana Winter by Susan Kinney


Montana Winter Frame by Susan Kinney


1 Christmas 2014 by Susan Kinney


2 Christmas 2014 by Susan Kinney


Autumn on Millcreek by Susan Kinney


Summer Trinity Top one of three by Susan Kinney


Summer Trinity Middle one of three by Susan Kinney


Summer Trinity Bottom one of three by Susan Kinney


Fall Lineup by Susan Kinney


A Time in Montana by Susan Kinney


Petunias by Susan Kinney


Butterfly Groove by Susan Kinney


Purple Wildflowers by Susan Kinney

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