Susan Smith Artist Bio .
I always wanted to paint. Totally self taught in an abstract style, I painted in the 70’s until children intervened. Raising them and most of our food for many years, I took a major detour into spinning, weaving, dying, and going so far as creating handwoven clothing that I sold wholesale and retail.
Then I was diagnosed with cancer. I had chemotherapy and radiation treatment and had to do it all over again three years later because of a recurrence. After all that I asked myself, “What do I really want to do?” The answer was easy: Paint!!!”
I chose watercolor because its transparency is similar to dye. I created loose, juicy still life and scenic watercolors, but I wanted to return to abstract work. It seemed quite beyond me for several years, despite many classes with other artists. Finally I found collage and began making hand-painted papers. Pursuing collage helped guide me into abstraction again.
The Art Center Cooperative, Inc. (TAC)
The Butterfield Garage Art Gallery
The Society of Mixed Media Artists (SoMMA)
The Jacksonville Artists' Guild (JAG)
St. Augustine Art Association
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