SusanSorrellHill

❦ Telling stories with a brush...

Nevada City, California On Etsy since 2012

SusanSorrellHill

❦ Telling stories with a brush...

Nevada City, California | 8 Sales

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

Stories just might be my favorite thing, 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 joy, and I often combine it with pencil, pen and ink to create imaginary scenes that are both mysterious and whimsical.

❖ 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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Last updated on Feb 24, 2019

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

Stories just might be my favorite thing, 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 joy, and I often combine it with pencil, pen and ink to create imaginary scenes that are both mysterious and whimsical.

❖ 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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Telling Stories With a Brush

Pencils, paints and the thrill of a good tale are my inspiration. I gather these tales from dreams and my inner landscape, as well as finding them in books. Timeless stories and that most interesting of questions, "Why?" fascinate me, and the symbology found in fairy and folk tales is especially intriguing. Making images is how I weave all the parts of my world together. I like to make paintings that feel personal, almost private, like reading a favorite book under blankets with a flashlight. Because stories are one of my favorite things, it is not surprising that my paintings look quite a bit like illustrations from a book.

My work has appeared inside and on the covers of books and catalogs, and has been shown in many magazines, including Shaman's Drum, Magical Blend and Spirituality & Health. Two of my own illustrated tales, "The Emperor's Pear Tree" and "The Teapot's Tale," are currently seeking publishers.

Painting and drawing happens most days in my tiny studio here in Northern California. Lizards, deer, blue jays, 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).

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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).