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This painting was inspired by a performance of Turkish Sufi dancers in Fez, Morocco during Susan's visit there in 2015.
These are the singers, and what wonderful variety of faces!
The original has been sold but prints on canvas can be ordered)

Sufi Singers, Fez, Morocco


Art is forever; its audience comes and goes.

First Meal, Nepal
Rembrandt Study
Tibetan Nuns Prayer Wheel

Susan has studied art in some form or another since 1960. During her travels she sketches and photographs the people and scenes that inspire her the most, and upon her return combines them with her own memories, creating oil paintings in order to share her experiences with others. She haunts art museums wherever she goes, at times arranging travel around specific art shows, photographing with permission of the gallery at times. Susan's work hangs in many places including Russia, Holland, Albania, Japan, Palestine, Australia, Thailand, Italy, Colombia, Sweden, Bhutan, the USA, and in the children's room on the Peace Boat.

FORMAL ART STUDIES: Denison University, Indiana University, San Francisco State University, private classes

: An oil painter gains much in close-up studies in the presence of the oil paintings of great artists. Museums where Susan has studies include The Musee du Louvre, Paris, France: Vatican Museums, Rome, Italy; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Musee d'Orsay, Paris; Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy; Art Institute of Chicago; Tate Modern, London; National Gallery of Art, Washington DC; The National Gallery, London; The British Museum, London; National Palace Museum, Taipei; State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia; The National Art Center, Tokyo; National Museum of Scotland; Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam; Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow; Pergamon Museum, Berlin, Germany; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana, Havana, Cuba; Museo National de Arte, Mexico City; National Museum of Bhutan; Kubota Itchiku Art Museum, Yamanashi, Japan; the Hakone Open Air museum, Japan, and many more. She attributes her skill in composition, color, subject, and other elements of oil painting to these studies.

(right) preparing the palette to paint in the studio of Michael Hayes, Eureka, California

Susan preparing to paint

Some of Susan's original oil paintings, prints, and cards are now available the Trinidad Art Gallery in Trinidad, California gallery

and at the Sunset Restaurant in Trinidad sunset

Elk? Moose? MUSIC: At the end of 2011, the Stephenson family created a Holiday song and slide show for family and friends. It includes many photographs from Susan's work around the world, including Montessori work in Bhutan, Holland, India, Israel, Nepal, Palestine, Russia, Sikkim, Sweden, Thailand, Tibet and the USA. It has ben shared by many people and is available to view on YouTube here: .
A Christmas Prayer for the Earth
Holiday Greetings