Portraits, Abstracts, Photography, Digital Art, Jewelry

Bend, Oregon | 113 Sales


Portraits, Abstracts, Photography, Digital Art, Jewelry

Bend, Oregon 113 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Susan Givens

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Susan Givens

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Dad had a lot of artistic talent. The Disney Company invited him to work for them, but being loyal to the family business, he declined. Sometimes he'd draw for me. I was captivated by what came out of the end of his pencil.

By the time I was nine, I had set up my first studio in a corner of my bedroom. I had a card table, a box of Prang watercolors, a couple of baby food jars for water and the comics. I loved painting Archie and Veronica. One of the most influential events came when a young woman in our neighborhood, for whom I babysat, invited me to art classes she was giving in her garage. She drew with techniques I had never seen.

I enrolled at the University of Washington in Seattle at 18 and began my formal art training. The easels, the smell of the oil paint, the charcoal dust on the floor, the huge pieces of paper were captivating. But I fell in love at 19 and blithely dashed into life with Bill Givens. It was seven years before our first child was born and I loved being a mommy. When our son was born and had reached his 10th birthday, I returned to university life to finish my art degree. I graduated with honors at 42.

Still at it, I have discovered I don't have one particular style, but many. Enjoy the artistic expressions of the world I live in. Buy several pieces -- start a collection of my work. It is affordable and full of energy.

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    Seattle, WA

    As I am technically unable to make these rubber necklaces, I purchase them from


    Boise, ID

    Artbeads supplies the silver chains for my handmade pendants.

  • Michael's Crafts Store

    Bend, OR

    Since I do not have the tools to make easels, I buy them at Michaels.

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Last updated on March 19, 2018
While you are here in my shop, you are the most important person in the world. You have my complete attention. And when you buy artwork from me, you will receive the best possible service I know how to give. It's a good thing to know who you are shopping with. I've been selling on the internet for over ten years.

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I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
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If you are not thoroughly delighted with your purchase, email me within three days of receipt and we'll make arrangements for an easy return.

All items must be shipped in their original containers with the original protective padding and mailed within seven business days. The package must be insured by the buyer in order for a full return on the purchase price.
If you are buying more than one item at a time, please "convo" (contact) or email me before you pay so I can give you the best shipping price and any additional discounts.

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All of my art ships via First Class Mail. If you need it more quickly than 2-3 days, I'll be happy to ship via Priority. All packages shipping within the US come with a Delivery Confirmation, a tracking number and insurance.

INTERNATIONAL BUYER: Insurance is always available and if you want it, the cost will match the value of the item/items you purchase. Be sure and tell me what you desire. The price will be added to your cost. Please ask me for insurance so I can set up a special listing for you. International cost is $1.85 per $100 worth of merchandise.