Artist
Susan Walker Issaquah, Washington

Artist Susan Walker began her art career at UC Davis under the mentorship of famed painter Wayne Thiebaud. He told her, "The goal of painting is to give the surface a life-force, not just the appearance of the thing." With this idea deeply ingrained in her creative process, Susan paints captivating snapshots from her life that radiate energy and a touch of mystery. Her tightly cropped compositions are highly suggestive, playing up simple elements in the image and giving the viewer plenty of room to fill in the details beyond the edges of the canvas. Susan works in a tiny cottage surrounded by greenery on her property in Issaquah, Washington. When not in the studio, Susan says she loves spending time with her large family and playing tennis, which "offers unique opportunities to apply the same sense of geometry I utilize in my artwork." Her paintings have been exhibited widely throughout the Pacific Northwest and are held in corporate and private collections across the United States.

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    About The Artist

    Artist Susan Walker began her art career at UC Davis under the mentorship of famed painter Wayne Thiebaud. He told her, "The goal of painting is to give the surface a life-force, not just the appearance of the thing." With this idea deeply ingrained in her creative process, Susan paints captivating snapshots from her life that radiate energy and a touch of mystery. Her tightly cropped compositions are highly suggestive, playing up simple elements in the image and giving the viewer plenty of room to fill in the details beyond the edges of the canvas. Susan works in a tiny cottage surrounded by greenery on her property in Issaquah, Washington. When not in the studio, Susan says she loves spending time with her large family and playing tennis, which "offers unique opportunities to apply the same sense of geometry I utilize in my artwork." Her paintings have been exhibited widely throughout the Pacific Northwest and are held in corporate and private collections across the United States.

    Artist Statement

    My job is to look. I capture moments and create paintings that reflect that snapshot of emotion. Emotion leads to our imagination to dream, dread, wish, regret, remember, hope and on & on. The richness and vitality of being alive is what I strive for in each work. I am in love with lushness of oil paint and the colors I mix. Get up close to one of my paintings to find the details, and then, step back, to see the life in my brushstrokes.

    Part of the joy of being an artist is the not knowing - the anticipation, anxiety, eagerness and vast problem-solving as to how the work will evolve. There are no connecting dots to follow, the journey is made by the doing.

    Artist Background

    University of California, Davis
    Bachelor of Arts, 1973

    Hear What Collectors Say About Susan's Work

    Susan Walker 2/20/2020 | 12:57 PM

    A warm hello to UGallery viewers! After over a decade of being represented by brick & mortar galleries, I am excited to step into the world of an online gallery...and, UGallery was the at top of my list for their quality of art and quality of shipping services. Happy browsing! Cheers, Susan Walker

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