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Susan Elliot

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Susan Elliot


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On Etsy since 2011

TREE ART by SUSAN ELLIOT- "I Speak For The Trees, For The Trees Have No Tongues" (Dr Seuss)

I read an article in 2008 that said "your true soul as an artist only emerges when you draw what you love, and not what you think people will buy". The article changed my life, and I started drawing trees. I kept a full time job on the side until 2012, when my art business had overtaken all of my free time, and it became my full time profession. What a pleasure to draw in daylight, and not load the car for a show in the pitch black of a Friday night!
I draw trees with whimsy, realism, humor, and environmental messages. My self taught techniques are not traditional, and they have led me to my own style. My background in environmental science, my obsession with detail, and my absolute love of linking quotes, lyrics, and bits of wisdom to each piece have led me to a creative path that is constantly branching and evolving. My subject matter is infinite!
Constant requests for smaller original works that could travel, ship, or fit in downsized living spaces led me to begin TREENIE WEENIES, which are 5x7 framed miniatures. I use museum mats which leaves room for me to adhere found objects such as stones, beads, glass, shells, and bark directly onto the Art. I sold almost 500 Treenies the first year, and the marriage of words and art became my "hook". If the art doesn't pull you in, reading the words written on the mats makes people look again.
I opened an Etsy shop in 2011, but I had no time to develop it, and really I re opened it seriously in the end of January, 2014. Etsy is easy, well known, and loaded with talented people for networking, sharing, and inspiring ideas. Please don't hesitate to favorite, promote, or share an artists Etsy shop. One click can add dozens of new customers, and I thank you for doing it!

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Last updated on May 9, 2022
I was a late bloomer as a tree artist.... 48 years old and wondering what the heck I was doing working in an office when all I thought about was drawing. I am completely self taught, if you don't count all the things I picked up from exposure, osmosis, and the kind advice of other artists. A prolific doodler since I could hold a pencil, I see faces in everything, and the natural world IS my world.....but I am living proof that it's never to late to dream a new dream and make it happen. All those quotes I read and re-read and saved for who-knew-what, have become the lifeblood of my tree art, and connecting words with my passion for trees is my livelihood.

I can't believe I get paid to draw. Thank you for making it possible.

"I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues". Dr. Seuss
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Full refund minus return shipping after return of order within 14 days of purchase if you are not 100% satisfied, but I figure you're going to know that within a few minutes of opening it :).
I want us both to be happy!
At this time, I accept Paypal, credit cards, and checks. If you choose to pay by check, contact me and let me know, and when the check is received and clears, I will ship.
You do not need to have A Paypal account to pay with a credit card. Choose the Paypal option and then click the link "continue without a Paypal account" on that page.

Please make an effort to complete payment at time of ordering, or contact me if you run into a problem with Paypal. Items will not be shipped until payment is confirmed.

I will do everything that I can, but if payment has not gone through and I have not heard from you within 5 days I reserve the right to cancel the order.
I try to ship within 3-5 days upon receipt of payment, taking into account Sundays and holidays. All card orders are shipped Via USPS, and orders over $50 (already insured by PO when shipped priority) will receive additional insurance to full value
Additional policies and FAQs
Some originals and many limited edition giclee print series are available of the card designs listed. Visit my website at or contact me directly.

Eventually, I hope to have these listed on Etsy.
I do not save credit card numbers
I do not give out any personal information about buyers to anyone