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I must create--it is hardwired into my system! When something in my daily rounds "sparks" in and through my heart, the process has begun. Natural beauty calls to me in those sparks, asking to be captured and shared. As I travel on the path of my artistic journey, I take those sparks and use them to fuel my work.

The sparks come to me as fragments, and then something in the movement, line or color of the natural object catches and the idea grows stronger and more developed. Based on these sparks of inspiration, each piece becomes uniquely what it is meant to be, beautiful and energetic, yet different from the last.

Intriguing to me while I work is the idea of beauty emerging from the roughness of the texture of the surfaces I'm creating in my paintings. Through my intentional use of texture, I prove that a piece that is physically rough to the touch is as…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 5
  • Joined June 28, 2011

Favorite materials

acrylic, oil, watercolor, canvas, card stock, paper, charcoal, blank journals, stamps, embossing powder, paint markers, art markers, kraft

About

I must create--it is hardwired into my system! When something in my daily rounds "sparks" in and through my heart, the process has begun. Natural beauty calls to me in those sparks, asking to be captured and shared. As I travel on the path of my artistic journey, I take those sparks and use them to fuel my work.

The sparks come to me as fragments, and then something in the movement, line or color of the natural object catches and the idea grows stronger and more developed. Based on these sparks of inspiration, each piece becomes uniquely what it is meant to be, beautiful and energetic, yet different from the last.

Intriguing to me while I work is the idea of beauty emerging from the roughness of the texture of the surfaces I'm creating in my paintings. Through my intentional use of texture, I prove that a piece that is physically rough to the touch is as beautiful as a smoothly painted surface. The unique textural qualities of my work applied in a random, inconsistent way lend an element of dimension and depth to my work that sets it apart. Pushing the process of abstracting the natural form by using a palette knife to paint simple swaths of color while maintaining a sense of representation drives me. I'm pursuing actively the concept of simplicity through abstraction. Painting with the essence of the movement quality of a natural object allows me to see each painting in a way that captures it through a filter influenced by my love of dance.

Underlying all of this is a strong conviction that we all are meant to discover our true passion and pursue it, despite life's challenges. We are created to create. Through my work I want to inspire, engage and capture, or in some cases recapture, a sense of wonder and excitement for the dreams we may have let die.

Please take your time and expore my shop--you'll find variety in my work. I am accepting commissions; please contact me if you have an artistic project you would like to discuss with me.

Member of the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, the Kansas City Artist's Coalition, and the Missouri Valley Impressionist Society

Proud member of the following Etsy Teams:
CAST - Christian Artists Street Team
CAPS - Christian Artists Promoting Shops
Team Dream
Team Serenity

For original paintings not available on Etsy and my Susan Righter Art blog, please visit my Web site at http://www.susanrighterart.com.

"Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed." Proverbs 16:3


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