SusanSorrellHill

original watercolors with a surreal, fairytale flavor

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SusanSorrellHill

original watercolors with a surreal, fairytale flavor

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Announcement   Welcome! Here you'll find exquisite original watercolors with a surreal, fairy tale flavor ~

Stories are amongst my favorite things, so it is not surprising that my paintings look quite a bit like illustrations from a book. Inspiration also comes from dreams, an interest in psychology, and a longtime fascination with those most interesting questions: "Why?" and "What if?" Watercolor is my favorite medium, and I often combine it with pencil, pen and ink to create imaginary scenes that are both mysterious and whimsical.

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Thank you for stopping by. ♡

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Last updated on Mar 28, 2017

Welcome! Here you'll find exquisite original watercolors with a surreal, fairy tale flavor ~

Stories are amongst my favorite things, so it is not surprising that my paintings look quite a bit like illustrations from a book. Inspiration also comes from dreams, an interest in psychology, and a longtime fascination with those most interesting questions: "Why?" and "What if?" Watercolor is my favorite medium, and I often combine it with pencil, pen and ink to create imaginary scenes that are both mysterious and whimsical.

❖ Looking for PRINTS? Visit my collection: www.susansorrellhill.com
❖ Find me on Facebook (Susan Sorrell Hill's Art)
❖ Find me on Instagram @susansorrellhill
❖ Visit my blog: http://susansorrellhill.wordpress.com/
❖ Visit my website: www.susansorrellhill.com

Thank you for stopping by. ♡

Susan Sorrell Hill

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Anonymous on Sep 4, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Smooth transaction. Quick delivery. Packaged well. nHighly recommend Susan's work. Believe she will be quite successful. Her work is both beautiful and memorable.

About

Telling Stories With a Brush

Pencils, paint and the thrill of a good tale are my inspiration…and dreams, psychology and the Soul’s Journey inevitably find their way in too. I like to make paintings that feel personal, almost private, like reading a favorite book under blankets with a flashlight. Making images is how I weave all the parts of my world together.

Most paintings start with a detailed drawing on tracing paper. Sometimes an idea arrives all at once, clear in my mind, but more often, the objects and figures unfold gradually as I draw, erase, and draw again. Successful drawings are transferred to archival paper, and the paper is soaked, stretched and allowed to dry before beginning with dip pen, ink and watercolors. Because watercolor is transparent, there is little room for mistakes or drastic changes...sometimes beginning again is the only option. BUT when the painting process goes well or surprises me wonderfully, no other medium compares to the glow and delicacy of watercolor.

Stories (especially fairy tales) are amongst my favorite things, so it is not surprising that my paintings look quite a bit like illustrations from a book. Two of my own illustrated story books, "The Emperor's Pear Tree" and "The Teapot's Tale," are currently seeking their publishers.

Painting and drawing happens most days in my tiny studio. Lizards, deer, blue jays, jack rabbits, very tall trees, and the occasional mountain lion, bear and skunk are my neighbors. They remind me that my own small story is part of the much larger and immensely inscrutable Mystery of Life.

Great love and care goes into my paintings, and I hope you will love them too...

❦ Once upon a time, my work was featured on the children's book blog, "Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast: Why Stop at Six?" http://tinyurl.com/hqok4c6

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  • Susan Sorrell Hill

    Artist, Storyteller, Dreamer

    Here you'll find original, one-of-a-kind watercolor paintings that tell a quirky story in surreal, fairy tale and whimsical imagery...handmade by me with love and care. Welcome!

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Last updated on Jun 22, 2016
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How do you package my art purchase, and when will you ship it?

Original art is irreplaceable, so I always pack it very carefully. Paintings are enclosed in an archival clear bag and shipped flat in sturdy boxes with LOTS of extra cardboard for protection and rigidity. Preparing and packaging your order will take approximately 5-7 business days (sometimes quicker!) after your payment is received. Estimated transit time is in addition to this, and will vary (please see below).

What shipping methods do you use?

US destinations ship USPS Priority with Delivery Confirmation and Insurance --- estimated delivery time 6-10 business days. INTERNATIONAL destinations ship USPS Priority International with Delivery Confirmation and Insurance --- estimated delivery time 2-4 weeks. ❖❖ PLEASE NOTE: Delivery times are estimations only and will depend upon destination, time of year and Customs (where applicable).