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About Susan Clark

Artist Statement

With my art I capture the spectacular interplay of color, light and image and then distill it down, while still maintaining the original awe.  I like to present the viewer with a different way of seeing images while evoking a sense of enjoyment and creating a smile.  My “joie de vivre” is exploring with harmonious color & disappearing for hours to create whimsical and colorful expressive paintings.  I paint the Colorado mountains and aspen trees which surround me and provide a quiet escape. Other subject matter includes a series of pups with expressive personalities, lively bicycles and an abstract series using my characteristic bold hues, shape and texture.  I use oil pastels which were originally developed for Pablo Picasso.  They are an ideal medium with which to render my impressions while outside or traveling the world.  These are applied to wood panels.


Susan Friedberg Clark earned a BS from Northern Arizona University.  Her many years as an interior designer and visual design have also influenced her art.  Susan lives in Ridgway Colorado and when she’s not painting or designing she enjoys hiking, biking, skiing and travel. Her work is in private collections through out the United States.

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