Sentient Nature


Nesting in Mind

oil on canvas, 24″x24″, 2015

Art reveals the possibility of seeing with the eyes of nature and feeling with natures heart.

Camano Island Studio Tour


Moon Loving Birds

oil on canvas, 12″x12″, 2015

It’s time for my annual open studio. I have been working on new paintings and ceramic pieces. My studio is filled with color and form.

Two weekends, May 8th – 10th and 16th – 17th, 10am-5pm

Contact me (upper right corner of page) for info if you are in the Puget Sound area and would like to see my work in person!

 Enjoy visiting my website. Explore nature through art!

Camano Island Studio Tour, 2015

Camano Island Studio TourMoon Song

Susan is currently preparing for The Camano Island Studio Tour. She will be showing this oil painting and many other new paintings, ceramics and prints in her annual open studio, located on Camano Island in Washington State.

The Camano Island Studio Tour is an Island wide event with art studios and galleries opening for 5 days on two weekends.

May 8-10 and May 16 & 17, 2015

10am – 5 pm

Art in Bloom in Anacortes, WA., next exhibition


My oil painting, “Dancing with the Salish Sea” and two more of my paintings will be part of the Art in Bloom Exhibition at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave, Anacortes, WA., public opening party April 11th, 6-9pm.

The show will be open daily, from April 11 through 18, with hours of 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More information is available about Art in Bloom at the Arts Festival’s website:

Natural Awakenings

Portal Into the Root of the Soul

Portal into the Root of the Soul

The Shuar Earth Goddess Nunqui appears as human in this oil painting.

She is holding a gourd bowl filled with Chicha, the milk of the Amazon. The bowl represents her own body.
Her hair, like vines connected to the earth.

Nunqui reminds us that we are an integral part of nature.

This painting is featured on the cover of the September 2014 issue of the Seattle Edition of Natural Awakenings magazine.
If you live in the greater Seattle area, you can find a free copy of the magazine in many area businesses and health food stores.



Reflections of a Luminous Nature

We are part of the luminous nature of Earth.

Facing the Edge of the Forest

oil on canvas, 24″x48″

Fine art to awaken empathy in our connection with Earth.

Getting ready for the Camano Island Studio Tour

oil painting with full moon in center

This painting and more of Susan’s Full Moon Series will be showing at Susan’s studio

during the Camano Island Studio Tour May 9, 10, 11, and 17, 18, 2014

click for tour information

There are many moons in the studio this year. If you are in the area of the Salish Sea, come visit our island.

Inspired to Nest

oil painting of bird nesting on bowl under full moon

This little 12″x12″ oil painting is one of my newest. It contains many of the visual elements I am currently exploring. The moon, luminosity, bowls, vines and birds, color, visual relationships, and the oil paint.

Since winter is a productive time in my studio, I am myself nesting and inspired.

Full Moon with Vines

12"x12" oil painting of full moon

Full Moon with Vines, oil on canvas, 12″x12″

Happy New Year 2014

Opening this weekend on Camano Island


I’ve been working primarily on ceramic tiles for the last half year. A selection of 8 of my newest tiles will be on exhibition at Matzke Fine Art on Camano Island. The annual small works show, Honey I Shrunk the Art, opens Saturday,  November 16th.


This tile is Redbird and Moon. It is 4″x4″. The design was carved into a flexible rubber block and then hand pressed into a clay slab. I’ve been working on making multiples of my designs for the first time. However, each tile is carefully hand pressed and cured, fired and glazed and fired again.