Pentimento means, "the presence or emergence of earlier images." During our many years of travel, I gravitated towards old, weathered walls and doors - so elegant and full of history. This encaustic was inspired by a trip to Asia.

- Susan Cretarolo


Encaustic artwork on wood
Natural wood edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

26" h x 33.75" w x 2.12" d
11 lbs. 8 oz.



Susan Cretarolo
Napa, California

Getting to Know Susan

A master of oils, cold wax, and mixed media, Susan develops her abstract compositions by looking to nature for inspiration. She finds beauty in changing seasons and the hope that each new chapter has the power to evoke. Though the more things change, the more they also stay the same. “While I am open to new mediums, techniques, and approaches, a reverence for the past informs most of my work,” she says. Susan also notes that her career in graphic design has influenced her work in some ways, but she also loves the freedom and spontaneity that she is allowed in her studio.