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Artist Statement

My artistic journey began growing up in the Rocky Mountains where I developed a love of nature through the mountains, forests, and streams that were my childhood playground. My creative spirit sprang from an active imagination, cultivated through private lessons, higher education courses, and trial and error.

My degrees in Anthropology and Wildlife Conservation informed my appreciation of nature as a subject. I specialize in the imagery of flora, fauna, and females, not necessarily in that order. My work explores the varying relationships between fantasy and reality and reflects my interpretations of cultural and artistic styles that inspire me. Through varying materials and processes, I bring to life work that is ethereal, thought-provoking, and sometimes a bit cheeky.

I exhibit my work nationally and have been featured in public installations worldwide. I am a member of the National Association of Women Artists, Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA), and 40 West Arts in Denver. I work and reside in Denver, CO.

Susan Matthews

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